World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 crashes
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 24
Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft, has crashed during its second test flight, The Independent reports.
The huge ship – nicknamed "The Flying Bum" because of its pert, round back – crashed as it landed at its base at Cardington Airfield this morning, at the end of its second attempt to fly. Its official name is the Martha Gwyn – however, it gained notoriety not just because of its huge size but the interesting shape of its back.
"We're debriefing following the second test flight this morning," a spokesperson for the ship's makers, HAV, said. "All crew are safe and well and there are no injuries."
It isn't clear if the ship itself took any damage during the crash.
The ship appears to have run into problems as it was making its way back onto the ground, when it flew into a telegraph pole and began running into problems.
The 92-meter long ship made its maiden voyage last week.