Friday, 26 August 2016

World's largest aircraft crashed

Posted by Anup Baral August 26th, 2016 :
Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, sustained damage on landing during the second test flight on 24 August 2016. Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London. "The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage, which is currently being assessed," the company said. "Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and well and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location." 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.

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