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1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crash

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 15:06:52-04

MOJAVE DESERT, California — One person died and another was seriously injured as a result of Friday’s incident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, California Highway Patrol Officer Jesse Borne said.

Aerial video from CNN affiliate KABC shows debris — part of which has a Virgin company logo — in California’s Mojave Desert.

This comes after Virgin Galactic said an accident resulted in the loss of its SpaceShipTwo during a powered test flight Friday.

“Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today,” the company said in a statement. “During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK2 landed safely. We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident and provide updates ASAP.”

Click here for updated from KTLA.com.

This is a developing story.