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SpaceX updates on the accident

SpaceX has provided some information on the accident that occurred yesterday during a pre-launch static fire test.
Below follows an update from SpaceX regarding the anomaly that occurred in preparation for the AMOS-6 mission:

At approximately 9:07 am ET, during a standard pre-launch static fire test for the AMOS-6 mission, there was an anomaly at SpaceX’s Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40 resulting in loss of the vehicle.

The anomaly originated around the upper stage oxygen tank and occurred during propellant loading of the vehicle. Per standard operating procedure, all personnel were clear of the pad and there were no injuries.

We are continuing to review the data to identify the root cause. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.

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