Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip2 has reportedly crashed in the Mojave Desert after suffering what the company called "an in-flight anomaly." 

Two pilots were reportedly aboard the ship during the test flight.

NBC News has reported that a witness saw an inflight explosion as well as a debris field in the desert.

Virgin Galactic has announced via Twitter that SpaceShip2 suffered a serious anomaly during a powered test flight conducted by the company's partners at Scaled Composites that resulted in the loss of the spacecraft.

The California Highway Patrol reports 1 dead and 1 injured after SpaceShip2 crash, according to AP.

The space exploration company, which was started by Richard Branson, tweeted:

 

 

--This story first appeared on Business Insider.

 

Published on: Oct 31, 2014