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
On May 6, 1937, the zeppelin LZ 129, christened Hindenburg, exploded over Lakehurst, New Jersey. The Hindenburg was the largest and last...
On May 6, 1937, the airship Hindenburg exploded and crashed in flames at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. All 22 crew members and 13...
View of a uniformed guard watching over the skeletal remains of the German airship Hindenburg, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA, 1937. It exploded in