Giant helium-filled airship due to make maiden flight

August 14, 2016 3:06 PM

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SHORTSTOWN, England – A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship billed as the world's biggest aircraft is due to make its maiden flight.

The 302-foot- (92-meter-) long Airlander 10 , nicknamed the "flying bum" because of its bulbous front end, is schedule to take off Sunday from an airfield 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of London.

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