World’s longest aircraft collapses in UK


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The world’s longest aircraft has collapsed in Bedfordshire less than 24 hours after a successful test flight.

The 92-metre Airlander 10 airship came loose at Cardington airfield and landed on top of a nearby hedgerow, injuring a woman.

Bedfordshire police, paramedics and fire crews were alerted to reports of a collision at 9.30am on Saturday. The woman suffered concussion, cuts and bruises and was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

The roads around the airfield were closed amid concerns that aviation fuel and helium could escape from the airship. However, police said they believed the helium would soon dissipate.

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