The world’s largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 Airship has been damaged this morning when it took a nosedive during its second test flight.
The crash was believed to be down to pilot error, when the captain was posing for a selfie whilst the airship was landing at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. The damage is limited to the cockpit and surrounding area. HAV, the developer of the Airlander 10 have said that all the crew are “safe and well”.
The Airlander 10 was first tested on August 17th of this year and HAV are keen for their airship to be used for a variety of purposes such as surveillance and transport.
The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) are currently investigating the incident and their findings will be published in due course. The pilot has been placed under suspension pending the outcome of the CAA report.