Pilot dies in crash of Virgin Galactic rocket plane

November 2, 2014 7:41 AM

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed during a powered test flight over California’s Mojave Desert on Friday, leaving one pilot dead and another seriously injured.

One of the spacecraft’s two pilots died in the crash, and the other crewman was injured and transported to a local hospital, according to Stuart Witt, CEO of the Mojave Air and Space Port, where the flight originated.

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