Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 crashed

SpaceShipTwo’s pilot ejected as disaster struck and suffered moderate to severe injuries, it has been revealed. His co-pilot was killed in the crash.

Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft SpaceShipTwo has crashed during a test flight following what the firm has called a ‘serious anomaly.’

One of the two pilots on board is reported to have died and the other has suffered ‘major’ injuries during the incident over the Mojave in Calfornia.

It is not yet clear what the “serious anomaly” which happened during the flight was.

An eyewitness has reported that the craft exploded after the rocket was ignited – although this has not been confirmed.