A flying car that had been referred to by the company that makes it as a "road worthy tester" crashed into a tree in British Columbia, Canada the other day. It's a shame it wasn't air worthy. The car in question looks like a cross between a '30s hot rod, a dune buggy, and a hover craft and is called Maverick.

Rather than being the oft-heralded but never delivered flying commuter car of the future, the Maverick is designed for areas lacking in the infrastructure needed to support a regular car. It is, however, US road legal and certified by the FAA as a S-LSA, or special light sport aircraft. 

Nobody was injured in the crash, and the company hasn't said whether it was due to mechanical or user error.

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[via Globe & Mail]