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Airlander 10 Crashes

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Airlander 10 Crashes

The world's longest aircraft, Airlander 10, crashed on landing in Bedfordshire today.

 

Crash

 

it was only its second flight.

 

Note to Mods: I thought there was already a thread on this aircraft but I can't find it. If you find it could you please merge this post. Thank you.

 

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

I thought it would have been very difficult for it to crash like that.

Of course if a hanging front rope got tangled around a telegraph pole that would explain it.

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

Not a good start, fortunately no one was injured.

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

Didn't some of the older versions have a single wheel beneath the front cabin?

Maybe it would have helped or maybe it already had one?

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

At least it didn't bounce back up into the air again!

 

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

The video wasn't much to watch. A snail "crashing" into a wall.

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

If that was a crash, then, was the Hindenburg a planetary explosion? Huh

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Re: Airlander 10 Crashes

Also known as "the flying bum" according to Wiki.

Named the Martha Gwyn after the company chairman's wife,[27] the craft became popularly known as "the flying bum" for "the resemblance its plump front end shares with a human's back end."[28]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Air_Vehicles_HAV_304_Airlander_10

 

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