The images testify to the violence of the landing shock, which left the Slovak flying car seriously damaged. On 8 May, during a test flight over Nitra airport in Slovakia, the Aeromobil 3.0 became uncontrollable. Faced with this "unexpected situation", the pilot, Stefan Klein, had to to activate the prototype’s emergency parachute at 300 metres (985 feet) altitude, to soften the Aeromobil’s landing in a field, and help him leave the vehicle unharmed.
When contacted, the company did not wish to give more details about the incident, but simply stated that the flight data will be analyzed and improvements made to the prototype; the only one currently available. The damaged carbon fibre parts will be replaced. Although the flight test programme has been affected, it is expected to resume within a month, and another prototype should be constructed.
Having spent more than seven hours in the air to date, the Aeromobil 3.0’s marketing is expected for 2017.