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Flying car accident in B.C. under investigation
Toronto Sun ^ | May 11, 2013

Posted on 05/11/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

It's a good bet the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has never investigated such a bizarre air accident.

On Friday, an airborne car crashed near Ellison Elementary School in Vernon, B.C., after the parachute it uses to stay afloat collapsed.

The pilot and a passenger were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the RCMP told Global News.

The Maverick LSA Flying Car was made in the Florida by I-TEC and is certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

On its site, I-TEC says the powered parachute's "design has been developed as an easy-to-operate – air, land, and snow craft. It is intuitive and safe to fly, drive and maintain by people in frontier areas of the world enabling them to use this unique vehicle in missions and humanitarian applications."


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blamecanada; floriduh; napl; notmyfault
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1 posted on 05/11/2013 12:07:18 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ..
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 05/11/2013 12:08:20 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar)
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To: Squawk 8888

Was he trying to parallel park?


3 posted on 05/11/2013 12:10:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition
This is why we can't have nice cool things.
4 posted on 05/11/2013 12:14:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Where's-my-flying-car ping!


5 posted on 05/11/2013 12:14:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Squawk 8888
These folks apparently, I guess, are not involved...


6 posted on 05/11/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Squawk 8888

I have been waiting forever for my flying car!

And some how the Canadians have first dibs?

Somehow I just know that 0bama sold us out!


7 posted on 05/11/2013 12:23:46 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Squawk 8888

8 posted on 05/11/2013 12:26:27 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: fanfan; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Aloysius88; Altariel; Americanwolf; ...

It’s a “NOT MY FAULT” undead thread ping.
Because, it’s not my fault.


9 posted on 05/11/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Squawk 8888

Didn’t get a good night’s rest?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA-oyrO9Lpk


10 posted on 05/11/2013 12:29:17 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: C210N

What is that from?


11 posted on 05/11/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Squawk 8888

That will buff right out.


12 posted on 05/11/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Oh.... Canada.


13 posted on 05/11/2013 12:34:08 PM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: EEGator

a ‘60’s cartoon show, Supercar. Not only a car and plane, but a submarine as well...


14 posted on 05/11/2013 12:35:30 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Impressive vehicle...


15 posted on 05/11/2013 12:36:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Darksheare

Flying car accident in B.C. under investigation
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I didn’t know they had flying cars in ancient times.


16 posted on 05/11/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Yeah, I know.
Who writes these headlines anyway?
“Caveman mystified, wonders what Albuquerque is anyway.”
17 posted on 05/11/2013 12:38:52 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

18 posted on 05/11/2013 12:41:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Bet they had cross winds though ...


19 posted on 05/11/2013 12:42:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: pax_et_bonum
I didn’t know they had flying cars in ancient times.


20 posted on 05/11/2013 12:44:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: Squawk 8888

More like a flying Waring blender than a flying car.


21 posted on 05/11/2013 12:48:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Darksheare

” Because, it’s not my fault.”

Nope, not your falt.


22 posted on 05/11/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Darksheare; Bobalu; C210N
Strickly speaking not a car, but I do prefer "Little Lelly":

Add to that, the Team America Limo:

But the ULTIMATE in flying cars:


23 posted on 05/11/2013 12:49:39 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: freedumb2003

Dangit...


24 posted on 05/11/2013 12:50:04 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Old Sarge

I love the gyrocopter sequence from that old Bond film! :-)


25 posted on 05/11/2013 12:51:09 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: freedumb2003

“And it feeds off the fears of children!”


26 posted on 05/11/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: C210N

27 posted on 05/11/2013 12:52:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Squawk 8888

Fender bender at 6000 feet.

Well officer, I was on my way to a business meeting
when this dizzy bimbo started throwing her flyin car
all over the sky...

Ma’am, do you have any thing to say?

Officer I, oh my you ARE handsome. I was on my
way to pick up the kids from school when this bee
flew in the window, I did a quick split S then an
Immelman and got him out but by then my mascara had
run so I had to redo it, I don’t know where HE came from
but I know he was speeding...


28 posted on 05/11/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Darksheare

It’s just an abbreviation like the states have abbreviations. I live in AB, short for Alberta.

Pretty funny stuff though, someone obviously has more money than brains heh.


29 posted on 05/11/2013 12:54:09 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Old Sarge

30 posted on 05/11/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Darksheare

Who writes these headlines anyway?
__________________________________

Journalists.

;-)


31 posted on 05/11/2013 12:57:31 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Squawk 8888

Meanwhile, reporters camped outside the Possum Lodge were unable to obtain interviews with the reclusive group of scientists who launhed the experiment.


32 posted on 05/11/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Bulwyf

I know.
But still, the ehadline when read can be taken the wrong way.
Making some cavemen wonder mightily what the gods are up to.


33 posted on 05/11/2013 12:58:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare
About time.
34 posted on 05/11/2013 1:31:09 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Squawk 8888

Bush’s Fault or Operator Error, take your pick.


35 posted on 05/11/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Squawk 8888; Slings and Arrows

I’ve been waiting my whole life for a car like George Jetsons.


36 posted on 05/11/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Old Sarge

Strickly speaking not a car, but I do prefer “Little Lelly”:


Actually I think it was Little Nellie.


37 posted on 05/11/2013 1:55:15 PM PDT by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Squawk 8888

Coincidences are???? I just finished watching a TV documentary about flying cars and their development. This one is one of those. The CEO of the company said they sold 7 last year and the cost was $90,000.00 USD. He said they were hoping to get production adn sales up to about 100/yr this year.


38 posted on 05/11/2013 2:00:00 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: OddLane

An epidemic of a sorts, right?
And they waited how long to investigate it?
B.C. to A.D.? /kidding
At least it wasn’t flying SUV’s.
[Of course, it could have been glitches from, say, GTA 3 where cars randomly fly from nowhere at you.]


39 posted on 05/11/2013 2:02:41 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: chaosagent

Typos, again...


40 posted on 05/11/2013 2:05:55 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Darksheare

And it runs on water.


41 posted on 05/11/2013 2:07:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Old Sarge

...sorry about that...


42 posted on 05/11/2013 2:10:36 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SunkenCiv

Unicorn sprinkles and good wishes.
Needs a push from a caveman thumping stick to start off.

Still not my fault.


43 posted on 05/11/2013 2:12:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Squawk 8888
You said flying car?
44 posted on 05/11/2013 2:28:13 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Darksheare
LOL Darks. I want to know if your coffee was in the air or in the car engine.
45 posted on 05/11/2013 3:05:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Squawk 8888
Meanwhile, Terrafugia has quietly pulled its website.
46 posted on 05/11/2013 5:03:25 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: C210N

Perhaps you meant “kids show” when you said “cartoon.” The “actors” were actually filmed marionettes.
HF


47 posted on 05/11/2013 6:03:41 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: holden

Yes indeed! I stand corrected.

It was the era of David & Goliath (whatch ‘ya doin, davvveee??), Diver Dan, Mr. Wizard and many others!!


48 posted on 05/11/2013 6:22:50 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Bobalu

The Ayatollah Of Rock And Rolla!


49 posted on 05/11/2013 8:00:03 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Gefn

I’ll settle for a self-driving car so I can tell TSA to kiss my *ss.


50 posted on 05/11/2013 8:02:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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