National Geographic Channel Seconds From Disaster

Season 2 Episode 12

Hindenburg Air Ship

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on National Geographic
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Hindenburg Air Ship
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On the evening of May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenberg was attempting to moor down in Lakehearst, New Jersey, when all of a sudden, it burst into flames. Of the 97 people on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew-members were killed. One member of the ground crew also died, bringing the death toll to 36. This resulted in the total collapse of the zeppelin industry.moreless

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