OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country’s aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt. Photographs published by Norwegian media showed the Alpha Electro G2 plane, produced by Slovenia’s Pipistrel, nose-down and partly submerged at the end of a lake near Arendal in southern Norway. The government has asked Avinor to develop a program for electrification of all domestic aviation by 2040. “This is a start … but we have to make jet fuel a lot more expensive,” said Arild Hermstad, a leader of the Green Party.
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