Airlander 10 to fly again in New Year

The moment the Airlander nose-dived into the ground. Credit: Lee Cordell

The Airlander 10 which crashed in Bedfordshire in the summer has now been repaired and will fly again in the New Year.

The £25 million Airlander 10, which is 302 foot long, nose-dived during its second test flight. The cockpit and hull were damaged in the crash but the pilot escaped injury.

The Airlander 10, sits on the ground after crashing at Cardington airfield in Bedfordshire. Credit: PA

Hybrid Air Vehicles, based at Cardington, said the aircraft had now been repaired and over the Christmas period the new cockpit will be painted prior to the windscreens being fitted.

A number of tests will then be carried out before the Airlander continues its Flight Test Programme in the New Year.