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Watch: Airlander 10, world's biggest aircraft, crashes during second test flight in Bedfordshire

According To Reports, The 92-metre-long (302ft) Airlander 10 – Part Plane, Part Helicopter, Part Airship – Was Damaged After Reportedly Hitting A Telegraph Pole At Its Base At Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 24 Aug 2016, 07:39:09 PM

New Delhi:

Airlander 10, world's biggest aircraft, crashed on Wednesday during its second test flight since being revamped in the UK.

According to reports, The 92-metre-long (302ft) Airlander 10 – part plane, part helicopter, part airship – was damaged after reportedly hitting a telegraph pole at its base at Cardington airfield, Bedfordshire.

As per photographs available, it can be seen that aircraft came on ground with its nose pointing doenwards.

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Post incident, Hybrid Air Vehicle, which has developed Airlander 10, issued a statement on their official Facebook page that said, "We’re debriefing following the second test flight this morning. All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries."

Airlander 10 is about 15 metres longer than the biggest passenger jets and uses helium to become airborne, travelling at speeds of up to 92mph.

The Airlander successfully completed its first test flight without incident on 17 August. It performed one lap of the airfield before landing about half an hour later.

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First Published : 24 Aug 2016, 07:33:00 PM

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