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Bad day for Icon today

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That sucks.  The way it is stacked up on the bank makes one wonder..

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That little finger of the lake they crashed in didn't look like anyplace I'd want to be.  Very narrow, and any crosswind you could get rotors off the top of the hills on either side.  In any case it sucks, and show that no airplane is 'crash proof'.

Mark

 

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Yes that finger of the lake is tight. It's on the way to the main lake body where they usually play. Hopefully this isn't the last straw for the company. This one makes 3 in a little over a month and they have all gotten national attention.

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IMO Icon is a scam.  A very large and intricate scam to milk the wealthy (and stupid) out of their money.  A-la Madoff, Eggenflener and Musk.

I'm very sorry that some people were killed in a crash.  That is very sad.

It doesn't change my opinion of the venture.

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Pilot was Jon Karkow. He worked at Scaled Composites with Burt Rutan for over 20 years and was instrumental in the success of GlobalFlyer.

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