Unlocking Of Feathering Tail Caused SS2 Accident, NTSB Confirms
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says the fatal in-flight breakup of SpaceShipTwo on Oct 31, 2014, was caused by a the co-pilot’s earlier-than-planned unlocking of the feathering tail mechanism, but it faults the vehicle manufacturer, Scaled Composites, for inadequate training...
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