The largest aircraft crashed during its second test flight

The airship Airlander 10, which is the largest of the aircraft, fell during the second test flight on Wednesday, August 24, in the County of Bedfordshire (UK), reported the BBC.

The airship began the flight at the airport Cardington, crashed into the ground at about 11:00 Kyiv time.

In the company Hybrid Air Vehicles, which is the developer of the ship, said that the device has completed the planned 100 minutes of flight, then fell sharply during the landing. The result is a hard landing one of the crew members were not injured.

According to preliminary information, the plane-airship snagged on a Telegraph pole.

Currently, the accident investigation Airlander and estimated property damage.

The first test flight of the airship made 17 Aug. The flight lasted half an hour. However, the developers claim that the device can be in the sky for up to two weeks.

Note, the Airlander 10 is the largest aircraft in the world. Its length is 92 m and a maximum weight of 20 tons. The airship can reach a height of 5 km and can reach speeds of up to 150 km/h. Maximum load capacity – 10 tons.

The largest aircraft crashed during its second test flight 25.08.2016

Август 25th, 2016 by
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