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Woman dies after being hit by 150mph smoke bombs on set of TV show being filmed at husband's shooting range

A woman has been killed in an accident at her husband's rifle range while a cable television show was being filmed.

Terri Flanell died when she was hit by two smoke bombs travelling at 150mph while being used to create a smoky atmosphere for a new show about the military.

Her husband has spoken of his devastation at the tragic turn of events, saying: 'I lost my best friend.'

Killed: Terri Flanell died when she was hit by two smoke bombs travelling through the air at 150mph

The unnamed show, which is set to air on cable later this year, spent eight days filming at the Dragon Man shooting range in Colorado Springs, according to ABC News.

On Thursday, the last day of filming, the smoke bombs being used to create a haze accidentally detonated and started flying through the air.

Ms Flanell, 51, was hit by one which knocked her over, allowing a second to strike her neck, entering her body and exiting through her navel.

'They went right through her body, she didn't suffer or nothing,' her husband Mel Bernstein told the Colorado Springs Gazette. 'She just dropped.'

Grief: The victim's husband Mel Bernstein paid tribute to the woman he called his 'best friend'

Tribute: The couple were married for 16 years, and ran the Dragon Man range for over three decades

Ms Flanell was killed instantly - and the situation could have been even worse, according to Mr Bernstein, who said the rockets missed him by just four inches.

He insisted that the tragic accident was the first time anything had gone wrong on the range in the 60 years he had owned it.

Mr Bernstein fought back tears as he paid tribute to his wife of 16 years, who had run Dragon Man with him for more than three decades.

'She was the nicest lady you could ever meet and was very smart,' he said. 'I lost my best friend.'

Scene: The Dragon Man shooting range in Colorado Springs was being used to film part of a new TV show

Tragic: According to Mr Bernstein, his wife's death was the first major accident the range had ever seen

Officials say they are investigating Ms Flanell's death for signs of foul play.

'The scene is being processed, and as it is an active investigation nothing is ruled out at this time,' said a police spokesman.

Added: Jun-16-2012 Occurred On: Jun-16-2012
By: Zipper10
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Tags: Woman, dies, after, being, hit, by, smoke, bomb, omn TV, set, husband
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (load item map)
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