Investigators, Branson head to Virgin Galactic crash site

November 1, 2014 1:49 PM

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Federal investigators and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sent a team to the site of the SpaceShipTwo crash Saturday, near the Mojave Air and Space Port north of Los Angeles. The commercial spacecraft blew apart Friday, killing one pilot and injuring another.

Mojave, Calif. — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.

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