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Flight vehicle with a safety device

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #5765778.

An aircraft which is capable of safely landing during an emergency landing is disclosed. The aircraft has a safety device which includes a plurality of auxiliary engines. Each auxiliary engine is movable so as to vary the thrust axis in a range between a substantially horizontal direction and a substantially vertical direction. The safety device also includes a plurality of gas bags contracted and disposed at a lower portion of the aircraft body so as to be instantly expandable at a necessary time, such as during an emergency landing.

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