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First Carbon Fiber Helicopter Crashes During Test Flight

May 8 2013, 2:40am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

First Carbon Fiber Helicopter Crashes During Test Flight

Did you know that there is a Helicopter in the works made from carbon fiber? We only know about it now because it crashed during a test flight - nobody was hurt though.

Composite Helicopters International works on the first all composite frameless helicopter named KC518 made from carbon fiber and kevlar. The Carbon fiber helicopter is in the news now because it crashed during a test flight. The crash has been captured on video. Pilot Peter Maloney, who is also the President of Composite Helicopters International was able to softly crash land the KC518 on water and nobody was hurt.

Watch the crash below.

More details about this new lightweight and sold as a kit helicopter can be found on the Composite Helicopter site. Via MSN Now.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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