This landing was faaaar from "incredibly close to success". It was incredibly close to just barely completing the mission. A successful mission would have been the rocket hovering in a stable manner, and descending slowly, and touching down in the center of the landing zone, with absolutely no drama. This rocket came tumbling down in high speed, with the landing struts deploying just seconds before touchdown, desperately trying to even hit the barge at all, veering left and right in what looked like in a panic, and eventually failing to even keep up-right which resulted in a explosion. Whomever or whatever detonated the rocket did it far to late with the rocket was lying down at that moment. The explosion was far from controlled.. All in all, it was pretty far from close to success, afaik.