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The world’s longest aircraft – the Airlander 10 – has been damaged when it took a nosedive during its second test flight.
The world’s longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crashed during a test flight in Bedfordshire in central England, the Press Association reported on Wednesday.
The BBC reported the airship, which undertook its first flight last week, had hit a telegraph pole.
Hybrid Air Vehicles, the manufacturer of the helium-filled airship, said no-one was injured during the second test flight.
“All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries,” it said on Twitter, without giving details of the incident.
Source: Reuters – reuters.com
The following video is courtesy of Hybrid Air Vehicles. Ltd.
A blimp-shaped airship billed as the world’s largest aircraft has taken off for the first time, days after an earlier attempt was scuttled by a last-minute technical hitch.
Engines roaring, the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 rose slowly into the air Wednesday from an airfield 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of London.