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Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

14.8.2019

Norway 's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

OSLO: Norway 's first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday (Aug 14), in a setback for the country's aviation strategy, ...

The plane's owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights on electric planes by 2025.

The two-seater plane was piloted by Avinor Chief Executive Dag Falk-Pedersen, who had invited a string of high-profile passengers to showcase the opportunities of electrification.

"I made a mayday call and looked for a place to land," Falk-Pedersen told public broadcaster NRK.

Read more: CNA

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