The world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crashed and suffered damage on its second test flight on Wednesday.
"Today the prototype Airlander 10 undertook its second test flight and flew for 100 minutes, completing all the planned tasks before returning to Cardington to land. The Airlander experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is currently being assessed," Hybrid Air Vehicles, a British aviation firm that created the Airlander, said in statement.
The crash happened in Bedfordshire, central England and both pilots and ground crew are "safe and well, " according to the company.
"The aircraft is secured and stable at its normal mooring location. Hybrid Air Vehicles runs a robust set of procedures for flight test activities and investigation of issues. We will be running through these in the days ahead as we continue the development of the Airlander aircraft.," it added.