Norway revealed the very first electric plane on Wednesday. The Norwegian battery-powered plane presentation in front of a high-profile crowd but the Alpha Electro G2 crash-landed in a lake.
No one has been injured, but the crash of Alpha Electro G2 does represent a rough start for Norway’s plan to electrify the air travel within two decades. The Alpha Electro G2 is capable of two pilots only; Dag Falk-Peterson who is the CEO of Avinor – which is the state-owned aviation company – and government minister Aase Marthe Horrigmo.
According to Reuters, Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen had been aboard the Alpha Electro G2 on a triumphant flight earlier that day. There is no word as to whether the accident took place because of internal flaws that exist in a battery-powered system or was some other problem in the plane. The pilot said, ‘I made a mayday call and looked for a place to land. This is not perfect for the work we do.’