AeroMobil’s Flying Car Prototype Parachutes to the Ground After Losing Control
AeroMobil 3.0, a prototype flying car that is looking to revolutionize travel, was conducting a test flight in Slovakia on Friday when eyewitnesses say it crashed after spiraling into a tailspin.
The craft was being manned by its inventor Stefan Klein, who deployed its parachute system after losing control. The 54-year old is reported to have only sustained minor injuries.
According to AeroMobil, Klein “encountered an unexpected situation and activated the advanced ballistic parachute system in an altitude of approximately 300 meters (900 feet).”
Strangely, the company’s report did not mention the word “crash.” Instead, AeroMobil rephrased the event in the following way: “The system has proved itself fully functional and landed the entire vehicle without any injury to the pilot.”
However, images published by Slovakia’s Nitra tell a grim story. The vehicle looked to have taken a tremendous beating from its forceful landing, with the front completely crushed.
AeroMobil promised that all data and experience from the test flight would be “thoroughly analyzed” and the findings will be utilized in the ongoing improvements of the prototype. The forced landing though has not fazed the company, which added that the testing program would continue as scheduled.
Amongst the different takes on a flying car, AeroMobil’s prototype is considered to be the best of the lot.
Source Prague Post