The world’s largest aircraft has crashed during its second test flight since being revamped in the UK – damaging its cockpi.
The £25million Airlander 10 – a 302ft-long part plane , part helicopter and part airship – was damaged after hitting a telegraph pole.The incident happened at its base at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire, this morning, Daily Mirror reports.
It apparently went into a nosedive – and damage is reportedly “extensive”.
Photographs are emerging showing the aircraft on the ground with its nose pointing towards the floor.
Hybrid Air Vehicles, which is developing Airlander 10, issued a statement on Facebook which said: “We’re debriefing following the second test flight this morning. All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries.”