Tank Explosion In OR

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Anyone have any further info on this? Two fatalities inside the vehicle after blast on a public firing range. Looks like a Hellcat.

http://www.ktvz.com/news/fatal-tank-explosion/36088998
 

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I know the track, it live fires at different events at gun ranges, seen videos of it as well as other WW2 tracks firing together. I would guess a breach malfunction.
 
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I am pretty confident this was a fellow steel soldier. I am going to respect the fact that the news hasn't released names but please throw up some prayers for the family! I spoke to him yesterday before they went to the range.
 

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I am pretty confident this was a fellow steel soldier. I am going to respect the fact that the news hasn't released names but please throw up some prayers for the family! I spoke to him yesterday before they went to the range.
from other forums the owner was among the fatalities. Sad day for sure.
 

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I know that he had obtained a replacement breach ring back in late 2013 / early 2014 and had several successful firings along with a documentary with the discover channel on WWII armor.

A sad day for many :( He will be missed.
 

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That is truly is a sad thing. Hope his family find peace. Ironically the MVPA sent an email out about a board member passing in an accident yesterday from OR.
And
 
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CUCVLOVER

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A sad day indeed.
May the good Lord be with the family and friends of the deceased.
I know I'm not really qualified for this but ill try.
Those that wish please join in.

Dear lord, please be with the family and friends of the deceased. Please comfort them, and guide them, with your loving hands. We ask that you ease their pain and help them not weep in sorrow but in celebration of their loved ones life and memory. Father please take into your loving arms the ones that lost their lives and may they suffer pain no more. And in Jesus name we pray Amen.
 

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Since the MVPA has listed who it was it I will share it here as many knew or suspected who it was. It was Steve Preston and his hellcat "Rachel" (named after his wife). I have not heard who was the 2nd person. Steve was the MVPA Board Director and Convention Chairman for the MVPA.

Please keep Steve's wife and loved ones along with the 2nd person's family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
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Jwade

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I had only known Steve a short time. All of my dealings had been GovPlanet related. He was a good man a wealth of knowledge. I could tell he truly loved the hobby and his love for it was contagious. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and 2 children.
 

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Prayers and condolences to the families...

I second that thought o1951, I hope that the details are released and we can all learn from this tragedy, at least it may then serve to avoid other similar mishaps.

I know that one of the men was able to discuss what had happened to emergency responders...

God Bless the families...
 
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