Monday, August 31, 2015
On August 27, at 4:06 AM Eastern Time, The home-owner became aware of forced entry. Investigation proved to be the mother of all break-ins.
The unwelcome guest, the Chinese homeowner was experiencing proved to be the first stage engine from a Long March 4C rocket. The three-stage rocket in question lifted off at 10:31 PM U.S. Eastern Time on Aug. 27. It's mission: to launch China’s new Yaogan-27 satellite which was a success - however the first stage was jettisoned over northeast China’s Shanxi province. Since the Taiyuan Launch Base is also in Shanxi Province and completely land locked, its a given that this type of mishap was bound to happen at one time or another.
The complete Gizmodo article can be found HERE