Explosion of the dirigible Hindenburg, the largest rigid airship ever constructed. Launched in 1936 in Germany, it started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made 10 successful round trips. On May 6, 1937, as it was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., U.S., its hydrogen gas burst into flames, destroying the airship and killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard. The disaster, recorded on film and phonograph disk, effectively ended the use of rigid airships in commercial transportation.
Name: Hindenburg disaster or Hindenburg disaster
Keywords: Hindenburg disaster
View of a uniformed guard watching over the skeletal remains of the German airship Hindenburg, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA, 1937. It exploded in
The crash of the German dirigible Hindenburg at Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937, was a well-documented catastrophe. Caught on film...
Subject: transport disasters Area: USA The giant German airship Hindenburg explodes in the USA as it attempts to moor at Lakehurst Naval Station, N