Airlander 10 hit power line before heavy landing

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Airlander 10 first flight at Cardington Airfield

The Airlander 10 airship did make contact with a power line while landing on its second flight, it has been confirmed.

The airship, built by Hybrid Air Vehicles made a heavy landing at Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire on 24 August but the firm had initially denied Airlander had made contact with any power lines.

It has released an updated statement confirming Airlander 10’s mooring line did make contact with power lines.

Hybrid Air Vehicles says: “Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd can confirm a mooring line attached to the Airlander did contact a power line outside the airfield. No damage was caused to the aircraft and this did not contribute to the heavy landing. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to anyone.”