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In-Flight Breakup During Test Flight, Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo, N339SS, Near Koehn Dry Lake, California


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  • Accident No: DCA15MA019
  • Accident Type: Office of Aviation Safety
  • Location: Mojave, CA
  • Date: 10/31/2014

The National Transportation Safety Board will send a Go-Team to investigate the crash Friday of a Virgin Galactic test flight.

Senior Investigator Lorenda Ward is leading the team as investigator-in-charge. Acting Chairman Christopher A. Hart is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesman during the on-scene phase of the investigation.

Public Affairs Officer Eric Weiss will also be on-scene in California to coordinate media-related activities. He can be reached at eric.weiss@ntsb.gov or by mobile phone at 202/557-1350.

Follow us on Twitter @ntsb for announcements related to the investigation.

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    Eric Weiss
    (202) 314-6100
    eric.weiss@ntsb.gov