On February 16, 2022, Joby Aviation, announced that one of its remotely piloted, experimental prototype aircraft was involved in an accident during flight testing at its remote flight test base in California. There were no injuries reported but the crash is being investigated by the NTSB. “Safety is a core value for Joby, which is why we have been expanding our flight envelope with a remote pilot and in an uninhabited area, especially as we operate outside expected operating conditions. Experimental flight test programs are intentionally designed to determine the limits of aircraft performance, and accidents are unfortunately a possibility.
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