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Watch: World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 damaged after crash landing during second test flight

India TV News Desk London 24 Aug 2016, 19:51:48 PM IST
India TV News Desk

The world’s longest aircraft - Airlander 10 has been damaged on its second test flight after it made a bumpy landing in eastern England.

Hybrid Air Vehicles says it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.

In a statement on Facebook, it said all "crew are safe and well and there are no injuries."

A hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane, the Airlander is able to stay aloft for days at a time. It is designed to use less fuel than a plane, but carry heavier loads than conventional airships.

The aircraft was initially developed for the U.S. military for use in surveillance in Afghanistan.

 

(With inputs from AP)