Virgin Galactic Crash Survivor Didn’t Know Re-Entry System Was Turned On Prematurely
NTSB investigators are seen making their initial inspection of debris from the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo. (Credit: Getty Images)
The surviving co-pilot of the Virgin Galactic crash was unaware that SpaceShipTwo’s re-entry system was unlocked prematurely during the flight test, according to an update from the National Transportation Safety Board.
In an interview with investigators, the board said Peter Siebold provided testimony that was consistent with other information gathered so far since the crash. The incident, which killed fellow co-pilot Mike Alsbury when the craft plunged into the Mojave desert, took place Oct. 31.
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