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Transcript of The Hindenburg
Germany became most advanced in airship tech.
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin started Zeppelin Compony
Zeppelin made fleets of airships History of Airships
Flights started in 1936, cost $400
Back then people thought airships would be the future of airtravel
Hindenburg was originally supposed to be filled with helium, not hydrogen
Had an extremely luxurious interior
Hindenberg remains largest air craft ever to fly. The Hindenburg
On May 3rd, 1937 left from Frankfurt to New York
Delayed by poor flying conditions
At 4 p.m. Hindenburg arrived at Naval Air Station in Lakehurst
First flames sighted at tail
Whole ship was engulfed in flames and plummeted to the ground
In 37 seconds only the burning frame remained
62 of the 97 passengers survived
Disaster Cause of disaster remains unknown
Governments concluded a hydrogen leak was ignited by a spark of static electricity
Some of the crew on the ship suspected sabotage
Crew theororized that a bomb was placed at the tail of the ship and prematuraly exploded
Modern scientist believe it was the doping solution used to waterproof and stretch the hull caused explosion Causes???? Sources "Hindenburg Disaster Real Footage (1937) [HD]." YouTube. YouTube, 27 July 2011. Web. 06 Mar. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgWHbpMVQ1U>.
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