New Footage Sheds Light on Hindenburg Disaster

Previously unseen video footage has been helping scientists learn more about the fate of the airship. One of the 20th Century’s most infamous disasters, the destruction of the Hindenburg – a large German passenger airship – occurred following its arrival at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey in May 1937. The huge hydrogen-filled airship was carrying 97 passengers at the time, of which 37 lost their lives when the vessel inexplicably burst into flames and crashed to the ground, bringing with it any remaining confidence in airship travel in general.

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