The AeroMobil flying car has crashed during a test flight near the city of Nitra in west Slovakia
The AeroMobil flying car has crashed during a test flight near the city of Nitra in west Slovakia.
The machine was driven by its inventor – Stefan Klein, who managed to open his parachute in time, according to reports. He was transported to a hospital, but luckily suffered only minor injuries thanks to the parachute.
The flying car is currently undergoing tests before it enters production likely in 2017. The accident happened close to the Nitra Janíkovce airport.
As a reminder, the AeroMobil is a 6m-long and 8,32m-wide flying machine that is powered by a four-cylinder Rotax 912 naturally aspirated engine that provides a top speed on land of more than 161 km/h (100 mph). When used as an airplane, the vehicle is able to reach speeds of up to 200 km/h (124 mph) and can travel up to 875 km (545 miles) with a single tank of fuel.
Additional photos from the crash can be found at the source link below.