Delta II Rocket Explosion
This is an old classic. On January 17, 1997, the Delta II 7925
carrying a $45 million GPS satellite exploded only 13 seconds
after liftoff, raining flaming debris all over Launch Complex 17
at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. No one was injured, and the
launchpad itself was not seriously damaged, though several cars
were destroyed and a few buildings were damaged.
This is the explosion set to the 1812 Overture.