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Yingluck rides passenger drone in China

A picture of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been circulating on social media showing her sitting in a two-seater drone at Guangzhou in China.

The drone is an EHang model and has been designed by its manufacturer, Beijing Yi-Hang Creation Science & Technology, to serve as the first commercial taxi drone.

Recently approved by China’s local aviation authority, the drone is now being tested for product delivery, personal taxi service, as well as use to transport light-weight medical equipment, blood and human organs for medical emergencies.

According the specification, the drone weighs 340 kg and can fly for 25 minutes at a maximum speed 160 km. per hour, and is able to cover a distance of 30-50 kilometers depending on loads.

In 2017, Yingluck fled the country and judgment on her rice pledging scheme trial. Pictures of her and her brother, exiled former PM Thaksin Shinawatra still show up on social media from time to time.

Published : November 08, 2019