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Toyota Hybrid Pioneer Killed

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posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 02:04 PM

Dave Hermance, the lead engineer of Toyota's hybrid vehicle development in the U.S., died on Saturday when his small plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Los Angeles. He was instrumental in bringing the Prius to the U.S., and his passing is a blow to Toyota's hybrid vehicle program.

There have been many suspicious deaths in the scientific community and there have been many allegations made about certain powers suppressing advanced automotive technology that takes economic power wielded by them and redistributes that power. One can only wonder about this development.

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 02:23 PM
Have to agree with you. Lots of intelligent people that can only hope to help humanity are dropping lie flies around the world these days. Whoever could be behind such acts are not human or much less humane than most of us at least.

I read somewhere that the best way to get someone was via small plane crash as the survival rate was low and it is easy to do. Also it can be easy to cover up such a sabotage and if you have power you can ensure that there is little if any investigation made into the incident.

Gee sounds a bit like 911 again?

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 02:37 PM
Aerobatic pilot flying aerobatic plane that was recently acquired. Pretty much the highest risk flying there is.... Stuff breaks and gravity sucks..!!

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 04:15 PM
WHAT not again. Now I know something up!

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 09:52 PM
I would certainly say to pay attention to these 'accidents'.

However, on the other foot, we might only ever hear of these incidents involving great minds, because small minds simply don't make it to the news.

posted on Nov, 27 2006 @ 10:11 PM
Can't help but say that when its 1 or 2 people that die, in a relativly short period of time, from the same scientific area, it can be coincidense.

But when you got literaly douzens of people from certain fields of science dying in strange accidents, you should start smelling a rat.

Microbiologists, hybrid vehicule related sciences, 9/11 conspiracy studies, peak oil conspiracy studies, etc are bad fields of research to be in these days, accidents start to happen ...

posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 10:32 PM
So this issue made me curious. My first reaction was that it wasn't a big deal because the guy is 59 and probably close to retirement His ideas have already come out into the market and any other ideas he had will be on record with his company (Toyota). So, either Toyota killed him to hide something or it was just an accident.

But why not go looking anyway?? I found this article:

An explanation of the crash

But then I realized something... what I had searched for wasn't in the article... so I went to a Cached page and found this...

An explanation of the crash (original)

The main difference is at the end:

A 2005 Sony Classics movie, Who Killed The Electric Car? alleged there was a conspiracy surrounding the death of the all-battery powered automobile, with oil companies as chief suspects. There is no indication of foul play in the Hermance crash.

So apparently this paragraph at the end of the article was removed. Anyone find that a bit strange? I can understand an editor not wanting it put in, but that is juicy gossip (sells news these days) and everyone's first reaction to something like this would be "WAS THERE FOUL PLAY??"

It does seem a bit odd to me.

posted on Dec, 2 2006 @ 05:31 AM
a few points in no particular order :

toyota have sunk millions into thier hybrid vehicle program , and now have a commercial product on sale

the death of the lead engineer will do little to affect the overall program - and it certainly will not affect nissan , honda , or other rival programs

the right time for " luddite assasins " to strike is when the project was in its proposal stage - that was over 8 years ago - not now when the product is on sale

people need to just accept that accidents do happen - and when things go wrong in a light aircraft fatalaties are common .

as for the " unusual coincidences " of multiple deaths - that is simply selective sampling . youu are only counting the deaths that match your criteria -

if you tabulate the rates of death in other random feilds - they are all pretty similar - people do die , and accidents do happen

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