Monday, November 27, 2006

'Father of Prius' killed in plane crash

Just found some sad news...
David Hermance was killed on Saturday in a plane crash. Apparently it was a "kit plane" that was considered experimental by the FAA. Mr. Hermance was the man credited with bringing the Toyota Prius (the electric hybrid car) to the US. Very sad. I hope the hybrid technology continues to move forward here in the US. I also have to admit that there is a small part of me that wonders if there was any foul play involved. I certainly hope not. The article in the SFGate newspaper says that he was doing acrobatic tricks and apparently could not pull out of a loop.

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