Video of this morning’s Airlander incident

Video of this morning’s Airlander incident:

I have some additional information from sources at Cardington and elsewhere that I will post when, and if, permitted to discuss publicly.

Airlander Accident

 

 

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Ed Regis

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It is relevant here to recall the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at KSFO in July 2013. Video of the crash shows the airliner rotating about 330 degrees in the air, while sharply angled with respect to the ground, after striking the seawall short of the runway threshold. There were 307 souls on board, and only three individuals died. The captain and first officer indeed walked away from the aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiana_Airlines_Flight_214

This is not the only such incident in modern civil aviation.

Roger Gunkel
As a long term UK aviation nut, gliding instructor drone flier and having a  lifetime fascination with airships, I find it very sad that reports of the Airlander incident on it’s second test flight sensationalised it as a crash, with almost every media report linking it back to the Hindenburg disaster. In fact the Airlander for whatever reason, made a low impact, minor damage, nose down contact with the ground after a successful second test flight of nearly two hours. Even one of the BBC main news bulletins questioned the future of the new breed of airship after this ‘crash’.… Read more »
Ed Regis
CORRECTED: Re: “If anything, the incident with the Airlander is a testimony to the safety of airship travel, as we know what the consequences would have been of an airliner touching down with a 20 degree nose down angle. You certainly wouldn’t have seen the pilot scrambling out of the damaged cockpit trying to stabilise the ship!” It is relevant here to remember the crash of Asiana Airlines flight at KSFO in July 2013. Video of the crash shows the airliner rotating about 330 degrees, while sharply angled with respect to the ground, after striking the seawall short of the… Read more »
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