Wednesday, 24 August 2016

World’s largest aircraft damaged in crash landing

The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, on Wednesday crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England.

Airlander crash landing. Photo courtesy: SBNA
The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its second test flight. Its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said all crew were safe and well following the incident.

An eyewitness quoted by the BBC said that a line hanging down from the plane “hit the telegraph pole about two fields away,” but Hybrid Air Vehicles later said that “no damage was sustained mid-air or as a result of a telegraph pole as reported.”

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