World's largest aircraft crashes on second test flight, sustains damage

August 24, 2016 2:16 PM

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World's largest aircraft crashes on second test flight, sustains damage

"Today the prototype Airlander 10 undertook its second test flight and flew for 100 minutes, completing all the planned tasks before returning to Cardington to land. The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is currently being assessed," Hybrid Air Vehicles, a British aviation firm that created the Airlander, said in statement.

The crash happened in Bedfordshire, central England and both pilots and ground crew are "safe and well, " according to the company.

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