Flying car crash lands in Canada during test run

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An experimental flying car has crash landed in British Columbia, Canada. The pilot and passenger were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.  They have since been released.

To clarify the headline (as if it’s necessary), no, Canada hasn’t invented the flying car and kept it a secret from the rest of the world. It’s actually a dune buggy with a propeller on the back and a parasail attached to it. CBC News is reporting that the car, made by a Florida company, has crash landed near a school in Vernon, British Columbia. Fortunately nobody was badly injured during the test run. The pilot and the passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital, and since then have been released.

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The vehicle is known as ‘Maverick’ is capable of speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour while on land and 65 kilometers while in the air. It certainly needs plenty of space though, as it requires 100 meters of runway both to take off and to land safely. As you can see in the picture above, a safe landing wasn't in the cards for this run. 
 
The report mentions that the car costs at least $94,000 to purchase, but hopefully this will serve as a warning to anybody with too much money to burn that sometimes it’s better to wait out the experimental stages of things.
 
Source: CBC Via: Arstechnica