The Airlander lands on its nose on its second day of test flights. No one was injured and the aircraft came out with only minor damages on the cockpit structure. A conventional aircraft would be subject for a total hull loss following an incident like this, but the Airlander proves to be inherently survivablel with robust and safe characteristics. We expect it to be up and flying in 2017. Read more on hybridairvehicles.com
The Airlander made its first flight since August 2012 but now under a civil EASA test flight program. This is the work of more than 2 years of planning and preparation. A great success and big congratulations from us at OceanSky to the team at HAV!