A unique accident has brought in to focus the potential dangers of a society reliant on flying cars.
Ray Siebring has been piloting the car over British Columbia and was coming in to land at an airport in Vernon when he lost control and crashed in to some woods near a school. "It seemed there was an anomaly on our approach to landing," he said. "It was just a sharp left turn that turned into a spiral, so the spiral took at least three rotations."
The vehicle he'd been flying was the Maverick, a contraption that resembles a dune buggy with a propeller on the back. "We were able to stop the rotation, but our altitude was critically low," said Siebring. "I gave full power to dampen the forced landing and directed the aircraft ... away from the school and into some woods."
"A pilot whose flying car would be right at home in a James Bond movie says his life flashed before his eyes Friday when the contraption went out of control as it was landing at the airport in Vernon, B."
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Source: The Globe and Mail
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