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OTRC: 'MythBusters' hosts apologize for cannonball stunt gone wrong

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage appear in a promotional photo for 'MythBusters.' (Discovery Networks)

"MythBusters" hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage visited the families whose homes were damaged by a cannonball stunt for their show that ended with the cannonball crashing into homes of a California neighborhood on December 6.

The two hosts visited the Dublin, California, neighborhood on Wednesday, according to KGO-TV. The station is the San Francisco-based sister station of OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company, KABC Television.

"This is the worst we can imagine happening," Savage told KGO-TV. "I have kids of my own, I have a house of my own; I can't imagine how angry I would be to find this happening to it."

"There will be no cannons fired in this area, at least by us, again," Hyneman added.

The cannonball was part of an experiment for the series and was fired from Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb range in Dublin, California. The cannonball for the stunt was meant to go through a few water-filled trash cans and a concrete wall but it passed over the trash cans instead and went through the wall before bouncing off and going in the air. It then went through the front door of the home and tore through a wall to the back of the house.

The incident occurred after 4 p.m and the cannonball made it 700 yards before hitting the house. The residents of the home were reportedly sleeping when the incident took place. According to KGO-Television the cannonball continued its path into another neighborhood where it struck the roof of one resident's home before it bounced off into the van.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Savage reportedly said that the residents affected by the incident would be paid for the property damage and hotel charges.

KGO-Television also reports that the episode that "MythBusters" was filming for the stunt will not air.

"MythBusters" which stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, tries each week to uncover the truth being popular myths, legends, and folk lore by using science and ingenuity.

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