World's largest aircraft crashes during testing in Britain

The largest aircraft in the world, the 92-metre long airship-plane hybrid Airlander 10, has crashed during testing in Britain, the Press Association reported Wednesday.

The airship - intended for use in surveillance, aid delivery or transporting passengers and ultimately freight - could be seen in video footage tipping over and hitting the ground at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire front first.

"The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage, which is currently being assessed," a spokesman for developers Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) told the news agency.

"Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and well and the aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location."

Last update: Wed, 24/08/2016 - 20:20

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