A helicopter made by self-taught inventor Tran Quoc Hai and his close friend Le Van Danh cannot fly, said inspectors from the Ministry of Defense after examining the whirly bird on April 4.
|Le Van Danh in the cockpit of the helicopter|
The inspectors concluded that the helicopter did not meet safety requirements and its engine was not strong enough to get it off the ground.
“We have a lot of respect for the efforts of Tran Quoc Hai and Le Van Danh, but it is not enough. Making a helicopter is very difficult and if the helicopter runs into problems during a flight test, it will not only be a hazard for the pilot but also for people and private property on the ground” said an expert.