Air, Freight News

Great flight, shame about the landing

[ August 24, 2016   //   ]

The world’s longest aircraft – the Airlander 10 – has been damaged after nosediving on landing during its second test flight, the BBC reports.

The 302ft long aircraft plane- airship – hit the ground at its Cardington Airfield base in Bedfordshire. The aircraft cockpit sustained most of the damage but developer HAV said all the crew were uninjured.

A spokesman was reported as saying: “The flight went really well and the only issue was when it landed.”

HAV, which took over the project from the US miliary, is hoping to develop the Airlander for a number of uses, including cargo transport.

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