The crash of Norway’s first electric aircraft is being portrayed by local media as a blow to the country’s plan to electrify all domestic aviation by 2040. The two-seat aircraft, owned by Norwegian airport operator Avinor, crashed in a lake Aug. 14 after losing power. Light-aircraft crashes caused by power failure are far from rare, but the aircraft involved—a Pipistrel Alpha Electro—is the first of its kind in Norway and was being piloted by Avinor's CEO Dag ...

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