Video of Airlander 10’s Hard Landing

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Airlander 10: Longest aircraft damaged during flight

02 Airlander 10 is understood to have suffered damage on its return to Cardington AirfieldSource: BBC – bbc.com

The world’s longest aircraft – the Airlander 10 – has been damaged when it took a nosedive during its second test flight.

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World’s longest airship crashes in England on test flight: media reports

The Airlander 10 in flight, after taking off from Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire, Aug. 17, 2016Source: Reuters – reuters.com

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.

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New Video of the Airlander 10’s First Flight

The following video is courtesy of Hybrid Air Vehicles. Ltd.

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Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

The aircraft finally left the ground at 19;40 BSTSource: AP – ap.org

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.

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