SpaceShipTwo pilot reveals details of crash to NTSB

November 12, 2014 6:01 PM

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The pilot of SpaceShipTwo, which broke up above the Mojave Desert last month, says he was unaware that his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked a crucial braking system moments before the fatal crash, federal investigators said Wednesday.

Pilot Peter Siebold told the National Transportation Safety Board he was thrown free of the vehicle when it broke up and that his parachute automatically deployed.

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