It was a slow and gentle plunge: The world's largest aircraft, the Airlander 10, crashed in southern England on Wednesday during its second test flight.
In a video posted on YouTube, spectators could be heard saying, "Oh my God, he just crashed it," as the nose of the aircraft made contact with the ground after an agonizingly slow descent at Cardington Airfield, about 40 miles north of London, before coming to rest.
Hybrid Air Vehicles -- the British developer of the 302-foot, 44,100-pound, helium-filled aircraft, which has a top cruising speed of about 90 miles an hour -- said on Twitter that the crew members were "safe and well."
"Airlander sustained damage on landing during today's flight," the company added, though "no damage was sustained midair."
ISTANBUL -- Turkish troops and tanks crossed into Syria on Wednesday in support of a new U.S.-backed offensive against the Islamic State, helping Syrian rebels to swiftly recapture an important border town but also adding another layer of complexity to Syria's deeply complicated war.
By late afternoon, rebel units with the Free Syrian Army had swept into the center of the Syrian town of Jarabulus, the Islamic State's last foothold on the Turkish border.
The rebels encountered almost no resistance from Islamic State fighters, who fled ahead of the advancing force, according to rebel commanders in the area. Photographs posted on social media showed rebels posing in front of deserted government buildings in the town's central square and raising the flags of Turkey and the Free Syrian Army over the gates to the town.
After spending a few days reflecting on his immigration stances and consulting with Hispanic supporters, Donald Trump on Monday detailed how he would deal with the millions of immigrants illegally living in the United States: Enforce laws that are already on the books and continue to do "the same thing" President Barack Obama is doing, although "perhaps with a lot more energy." Trump struck a starkly different tone during an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News that aired on Monday night. Trump said he would separate the country's undocumented immigrants into two groups: The "bad ones" who would be kicked out of the country as soon as he takes office and "everybody else" who would go through the same process that the Obama Administration is currently using.
Donald Trump cancelled scheduled campaign events in Colorado, Nevada and Oregon in a week that was originally billed by the campaign as focusing on immigration. His new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Thursday that these events would be part of "immigration week," where the billionaire would hone in on his message via policy speeches. Trump he will not make a speech on immigration that was scheduled in Denver on Thursday, according to the Denver Post. The campaign also said it had cancelled a planned rally in Las Vegas on Friday, according to local ABC affiliate KTNV. No reason was given for the Nevada cancellation. Another planned rally and fundraiser in Portland scheduled for Aug. 31, was cancelled, according to local CBS affiliate KOIN.
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