At 92m long and 43.5m wide, the Airlander 10 is currently the world’s largest aircraft, dwarfing superjumbo aircraft such as the Airbus A380. It can also carry a 10-tonne payload, comparable with military transport helicopters such as the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, at altitudes up to 6,000-feet and at a top speed of 100mph. Filled with helium, the aircraft can stay in the skies for more than two weeks unmanned, and up to five-days with a crew. Continue reading for another video of its crash, more pictures and information.
“It’s a great British innovation. It’s a combination of an aircraft that has parts of normal fixed wing aircraft, it’s got helicopter, it’s got airship,” said HAV CEO Stephen Mcglennan.