World’s Largest Aircraft Crashes As It Attempts To Take To The Sky (Photos)
It was hailed a ‘great British innovation’ by its makers following a successful maiden flight just seven days ago. However the world’s largest aircraft suffered cockpit damage in what was described as a ‘heavy landing’.
Nicknamed the ‘Flying Bum’, the 320ft-long Airlander made its first test flight only last Wednesday. But the aircraft, which can carry a ten-tonne pay load, has crashed at its base Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire.
Aviation experts estimated the damage will cost about £20,000 to repair given the unique nature of the project.