The longest airship of the world named Airlander 10 has crashed at the time of its 2nd test flight at Bedfordshire, England on Wednesday morning. The Airship is also known as “The Flying Bum” because it has a round back. It is one such an Airship, which was manufactured by the “Hybrid Air Vehicles British”.
When it took its second test flight, it ran into a telegraph pole (reported by the BBC) due to which it crashed and went ashore; however, the Hybrid Air Vehicle disagrees with the BBC report that says Airship ran into a telegraph pole. The huge Airship was officially known as Martha Gwyn. The reason behind its popularity or (has also been called) notoriety was it’s being huge as well as having the special shape of its back.
According to the Hybrid Air Vehicles, the airship has been damaged; however, all the crew members are safe. The company through its Twitter account says that the airship had no damage when it was in the sky.
Spokesperson of the ship makers at Hybrid Air Vehicle said that they were debriefing the test flight. He also said that all members are safe with no injuries.
It has also been reported that when the airship was coming down to ground, it ran into the pole, and there occurred a problem into it.
The Hybrid Air Vehicle expects that this monster sized Airship will be able to have a flight in the air for up to 15 days after proving the concept, and customers would like to have it for delivering aid and carrying cargo and also leisure, communication, and surveillance purposes.
This monster airship is 92 meters long, i.e.; it is equal to the six double Decker buses. If it is compared with the largest passenger jet, it will be 60 feet bigger in length. It is capable of bearing 48 passengers. The speciality of this airship is that it can fly and land without any tarmac runway so it can be used anywhere whether it is water, ice, deserts, or open field. That’s why; it has also been described as a part-helicopter, part-airship, and part plane.
The First Test flight of this airship was carried out earlier this month. For more news updates, please go to our News Blogs Section.