Well, on first impressions, this is a) a shame, and b) great.
I mean, wing ripped off hydrogen fueled aircraft and no crater. We can tick the survivability box.
Peter Gristwood wrote:Getting to be a busy week for AAIB.
Crash landing is a landing where the aircraft receives significant structural damage. Not all emergency landings are classified as crash landings - if the aircraft has remained intact (or has received minor damage) using the term would be inappropriate.
the crew were able to safeguard the battery and safely release hydrogen from the onboard tanks, following ZeroAvia safety protocol;.
gaznav wrote:What a load of hoop from ZeroAvia - “Off Airport Landing” and “The aircraft landed normally on its wheels in a flat grass field and almost came to a stop, but was damaged as it caught the left main gear and wing in the uneven terrain at the end of the field at low speed.”
Nope, the aircraft crashed on landing...end of story. Look at the photo!
Three production-conforming aircraft will take part in the flight-test campaign, with US Part 23 certification scheduled for mid-2021. The eFlyer 2 is powered by a 120hp (90kW) Rolls-Royce RRP70D electric motor, delivering speeds of over 135kt (250km/h) and an endurance of over 3h.