The Airlander 10 has crashed.............

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  1. Shepherd

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    I'm sure it was the slowest crash landing of all crash landings
     
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    Oh the humanity!!! The flying bum crashed!!!!
     
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    Yes, check out the video. There was time to make popcorn!
     
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    Kinda reminds me of this

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    I love the video with the birds passing it. It brings new meaning to slow.
     
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    Bummer someone beat me to it
     
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    Still not sure of the point of it.
     
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    The article said it flew for an hour and a half or 20 minutes depending on which paragraph you believe.

    Clearly the pilots were trying to avoid the barbwire fence when they crashed.
     
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    did they file a flight plan?
     
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    Just saw the video of the Crashlander 10. How embarrassing!

    Kinda looked like one of those airborne bouncy castles when it came down.
     
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    Actually you might be on to a commercial opportunity with that thing... Welcome aboard... Now go bounce around inside...

    We'll let you know when we're there. ETA: Next week.
     
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    Like this?

     
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    Was it the "Flying Bum" that crashed or the "Bum Flying" that crashed the the "Flying Bum"?
     
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    The airlander has crashed -- yet again...

    The world's longest aircraft has collapsed to the ground less than 24 hours after a successful test flight.

    The Airlander 10 - a combination of a plane and an airship - was seen to "break in two" at an airfield in Bedfordshire, an eyewitness said.

    Owner Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd said it appeared the Airlander broke free from its mooring mast, triggering a safety system which deflates the aircraft.
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    "The safety feature is to ensure our aircraft minimises any potential damage to its surroundings in these circumstances," Hybrid Air Vehicles added.

    "The aircraft is now deflated and secure on the edge of the airfield. The fuel and helium inside the Airlander have been made safe


    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42037832

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    Just how does one make Helium safe. It's about as inert as anything can be.
     
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    And in a related story, residents in the area were talking like representatives of the lollipop guild after the crash.
     
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    Looks like the wrecked their tent
     
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    And for that matter how did they make fuel “safe”? It’s still fuel. LOL.