Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch
Virgin Galactic's latest plane/rocket, dubbed "SpaceShipTwo", crashed shortly after takeoff this morning above the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Director Stu Witt told Bakersfield, California's KGET that the plane crashed east of Mojave.
Two pilots helmed SpaceShipTwo, and their condition is still unknown; KGET reports that one fatality was mentioned in police and fire rescue scanner calls, while one parachute was reportedly spotted post-crash.Associated Press is reporting "one fatality, one major injury" from the crash, citing the California Highway Patrol.
There do not appear to have been any passengers. The WhiteKnightTwo launch aircraft landed safely, according to a Virgin statement.
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