A police officer in Dubai lost control of its hoverbike and feel.
Hoversurf is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that Dubai Police have expressed a lot of interest in adding a fleet of these vehicles. The police department received its first Hoverbikes in 2019 and has started training officers to fly it.
Hoversurf is a start-up from California. More information about this vehicle is in the post I published in 2018.
According to The Drive, one of the city’s law enforcement officers was “taking flight on a Hoversurf S3 (basically a rideable quad-rotor drone) and reaching an altitude of about 100 feet before rapidly descending again, losing control, and impacting the ground, after which the hoverbike dangerously flips over the top of its operator.”
Here is the hoverbike fall’s video.
Apparently, the pilot didn’t suffer any serious injury. The lack of protection in blades increases the probability of serious accidents.