Human Cannonball Misses Net During Circus Act

A human cannonball was seriously injured when he flew over the safety net and crashed at a circus in Chile. Crowds gasped as Jaime Almarza Quezada, 40, overshot the net and hit the ground.

The seasoned performer fractured his chin and knees after the cannon operator fired him into the air with too much pressure. Quezada was rushed to hospital after the accident.

Quezada has been doing the trick without incident for three years, said cannon operator Luis Alvarez. He added: “Today was a bad casualty … I am responsible for its integrity. “Normally I shoot him with 80 pounds of pressure but today, I did not disconnect the hose.

Source: Man blasted from cannon overshoots safety net, survives – ABC News

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