Disasters History

What caused the Hindenburg to explode in a ball of flames

New York / Lakehurst, May 6th 1937, 7 pm: The “Hindenburg” has come all the way from Europe – a luxurious flying hotel, faster than any ship. The pride of the Third Reich prepares to land, and hundreds of onlookers have gathered to watch.

Then, all of a sudden, a burst of flame appeared on the outer cover, just forward of the upper fin. In a matter of seconds, the largest airship ever built goes down in a fiery blaze.

With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.

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