The Hindenburg Disaster

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On May 6, 1937, The German airship Hindenburg burst into flames 200 feet over its intended landing spot at New Jersey’s Lakehurst Naval air station. Thirty-five people were killed (13 passengers and 22 crewmen), along with one crewman on the ground. It is about 803 feet long and 242 tons.

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The Hindenburg Disaster

On May 6, 1937, The German airship Hindenburg burst into flames 200 feet over its intended landing spot at New Jersey’s Lakehurst Nava air station. Thirty-five people were killed (13 passengers and 22 crewmen), along with one crewman on the ground.

It is about 803 feet long and 242 tons.It is mostly metal frame was filled with hydrogen. Disaster strikes, as it reached its final destination in New Jersey, it hovered over its landing spot and was beginning to be pulled down to the ground by landing lines by over 200 crewmen when disaster struck. A burst of flame started just forward of the upper fin, then blossomed into an inferno that engulfed the Hindenburg’s tail. “Oh the humanity” the majestic ship turned into a ball of flames on the ground in only 34 seconds

The cause of the disaster is still uncertain. Some thought that that ship had been hit by lightning. And others thought that the highly flammable hydrogen was the cause. Nasa research, however, has shown that the highly combustible varnish treating the fabric on the outside of the vessel most likely caused the tragedy

 


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