In the crash landing, the cockpit was substantially damaged. The Crew escaped unharmed.
On its second test flight, the airship Airlander 10 was involved in an accident. The British channel BBC reports , in a crash landing on the Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire, the cockpit was heavily damaged. The crew was unharmed, are the manufacturers of Gefährts Hybrid Air Vehicles advertised on twitter . It contradicts reports that Airlander 10 had collided about a telegraph poles. The flight itself was run smoothly.
Airlander 10 is 92 m long, 42 m wide and 26 m in height and a volume of 38,000 m 3 was the largest aircraft in the world. It is filled with helium. Originally the Airlander 10 of Hybrid Air Vehicles was developed for the US Department of Defense for reconnaissance purposes, but this was on the project.
The Airlander can stay in the air for five days with the crew and is now intended to carry loads civilian. It should be able to carry loads of up to 10,000 kg. The formerly largest airships were the Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II with 245 m length and 200,000 m 3 volume.
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Source : francetvinfo.fr