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World’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial-grade aircraft crashes during a test flight


ZeroAvia’s hydrogen-powered plane crash-landed during a test flight at Cranfield last Saturday.


The Piper M-class six seater aircraft made an emergency landing just outside the airport during a routine test flight.


“The aircraft landed on its wheels, but the wing was damaged as it came to a halt at a low speed on uneven terrain,” a spokesperson from ZeroAvia


The aircraft is part of the UK government’s HyFlyer project to research low carbon power for commercial aircraft.


ZeroAvia’s project would seek the transformational possibilities of moving from fossil fuels to zero-emission hydrogen as the primary energy source for commercial aviation.

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