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Hybrid Air Vehicles’ Airlander 10, world’s longest airship, crashes spectacularly on test flight

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Fri August 26 2016, 2:26 pm
  • The world's longest Airlander 10 airship crashed during its second test flight recently at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire on Wednesday. The 302ft (92m) airlander apparently hit a telegraph pole during its flight leading to the crashing. (AP)

  • However, Hybrid Air Vehicles, the manufacturer of the helium-filled airship negated the rumors and said,"The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is currently being assessed. (Reuters)

  • Further the company added,"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. (Reuters)

  • The second test flight was going on at 12.45 in the noon when the incident happened.(AP)

  • The Airlander 10 is a part plane, part airship with the length of a football pitch. Due to the crash landing of the plane, power lines in the area went out as reported by UK Power Networks. (Reuters)

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