Sorry, we just flew a missile into your house Friday, January 18, 2008 http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=84502&in_page_id=2 A homeowner in Russia got a fun surprise, when the Russian military accidentally fired a missile into his house. Russia's military offered compensation to him on Thursday, after the missile veered off course during a training exercise. The fact that is was described as a 'small rocket' is presumably a relief to the man. Russian Internet chatrooms were buzzing late Wednesday after local news agencies reported that 'an unidentified flying object dropped two bombs near Moscow.' A defense ministry official told Reuters two rockets had gone astray during a military exercise near Moscow on Wednesday afternoon. One hit the roof of an unoccupied house 2.2 miles away. 'The damage is estimated at 60,000 rubles (£1,250). It will be compensated for in two days,' said Yevgeny Konashenkov, spokesman for Russian land troops. 'The owner of the house treats the incident with understanding. He has no legal claims.' Luckily for the nearby compound of cottage houses, the rockets had disconnected at launch from the load of explosives which they normally carry to clear minefields. Which will come as a comfort to all the residents, we're sure.