MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, the ITV channel reported that the aircraft had crashed during its second test flight in Bedfordshire, England.
We're debriefing following the second test flight this morning. All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries.— Hybrid Air Vehicles (@AirVehicles) 24 августа 2016 г.
Airlander sustained damage on landing during today's flight. No damage was sustained mid-air or as a result of a telegraph pole as reported.— Hybrid Air Vehicles (@AirVehicles) 24 августа 2016 г.
The Airlander 10, the largest aircraft in the world, made its maiden flight on Thursday at Cardington airfield in eastern England last week. The 302ft-long hybrid of plane, dirigible and helicopter has a cruising speed of 92 mph and can stay airborne for five days.