SpaceShipTwo pilot unaware 'feather' system was unlocked: NTSB

November 13, 2014 12:27 AM

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SpaceShipTwo pilot unaware 'feather' system was unlocked: NTSB

National Transportation Safety Board inspectors stand near debris from the tail section of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, which crashed during a test flight on Oct. 31, 2014. (National Transportation Safety Board/Wikimedia Commons)

The pilot who survived the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last month didn't know that his copilot unlocked the space plane's re-entry system early, investigators say.

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