This past Friday the company Aeromobil who are currently testing their version of a flying car has had a set-back when the companies prototype crashed during a testing session with the cars Chief Designer Stefan Klein was behind the wheel but thankfully he was able to walk away from the accident, but for precautionary measures was still taken to a nearby hospital and cleared for release sometime later. It is speculated that the car had fallen at approximately 900 feet in a mid-air tail spin but as luck would have it Stefan Klein was able to release the vehicles on-board emergency parachute which helped to lighten the impact.
Aeromobil released a statement following the incident that the company will be using all recorded data from the crash to help improve with further development of the companies first flying vehicle, the light at the end of the tunnel was that the emergency parachute deploying successfully was it was meant to do and thus helped in saving the pilots Stefan Klein’s life. In a further statement Aeromobil stated that the third generation prototype vehicle only suffered minor damage thus allowing for further flight testing once the prototype is fully repaired.
Even though the vehicle is more plane than car it can still be tested on public roads but Aeromobil has estimated the vehicles approximate top speed to be 100mph on the ground and approximately 124 mph in the air. Its take off speed is approximately 90 mph and can reach 430 miles on one full tank of gas. Aeromobil hopes to start full production in early 2017.