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06 May

Hindenburg Disaster [On This Day]


One on the worst air disasters in history.

LZ 129 Hindenburg (Deutsche Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the largest flying machines of any kind (by dimension) ever built. The airship flew from March 1936 until destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service. Thirty-six people died in the accident, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey. The event was widely reported by film, photography and radio media. [Wikipedia]

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The Hindenburg
The Hindenburg Disaster (Code Red)

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