Monday, August 17, 2009

"Flying Taxi" Flunks Test Flight; Inventor Killed in Crash

A "flying taxi" prototype crashed during a test flight, killing its inventor Michael Robert Dacre:
A prototype of the ‘flying taxi’ belonging to British-based Avcen Ltd crashed and burst into flames during a test flight from Tekah airstrip, killing its inventor Michael Robert Dacre.

Dacre, 53, who is also Avcen’s managing director, died in the 12.30pm crash yesterday. He was piloting the newly-assembled Jetpod.
Avcen Limited Malaysia is based at Patimas Technology Centre, Technology Park, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur and Dacre had intended for the eight-seater flying taxi to be ready in 2010.
- Brewskie

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