While most of the inventors enjoy fame due to their inventions, but for a handful of them, their inventions have turned and bit them on their back. History has seen quite a few inventors who have been killed due to their own inventions. Infact there are a total of 13 such inventors whose inventions had become the cause of their death.
These inventors surely enjoyed their bit of fortune and fame but their inventions proved quite unlucky for them at the same time. The following is a list of some of these inventors who were killed by their own inventions:
Franz Reichelt holds the credit for inventing the parachute and was unluckily killed while he was experimenting his own coat parachute. Horace Lawson Hunley was drowned while experimenting the submarine which he himself has invented. The inventor of Web Rotary printing press, William Bullock was killed due to one of his own inventions.
Otto Lilienthal was another unfortunate inventor who died after crashing from the hand glider which he himself had invented. Sylvester H. Roper invented the eponymous steam powered bicycle and was killed due to this invention. Other inventors on this list are Alexander Bogdanov, Max Valier, Karel Soucek and Valerian Ivanovich Abakovsky who invented Aerowagon.