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News: Remotely-Piloted Joby eVTOL Suffers Accident

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  1. Accident To Joby eVTOL Test Aircraft
    A Joby Aviation eVTOL prototype experienced a flight-test accident on Tuesday. No one was injured and the aircraft was not piloted at the time of the accident. The company has not said what was the nature of the accident nor the damage to the flight-test article. The Joby company is ramping-up flight testing on the two flight test articles -one of which recently had an accident-. The previous timeline called for entry into service into 2024. No word on whether the accident pushes back this timeline.
  2. "Safety is a core value for Joby, which is why we have been expanding our flight envelope with a remote pilot and in an uninhabited area, especially as we operate outside expected operating conditions," the company said in its statement. "Experimental flight-test programs are intentionally designed to determine the limits of aircraft performance, and accidents are unfortunately a possibility. We will be supporting the relevant authorities in investigating the accident thoroughly."

    For more information:

    Joby Aviation
    340 Woodpecker Ridge,
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
    United States
    www.jobyaviation.com

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