Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster

Hindenburg was scheduled to land at Lakehurst, NJ at 6:00 AM on May 6, 1937, after her first North Atlantic crossing of the 1937 season.  But delayed 12 hours by headwinds, the ship was over Seal Island, Nova Scotia; when passengers were supposed to be disembarking they were gathering for breakfast instead.

Dining Room of LZ-129 Hindenburg

Just before noon the ship was over Boston.

Hindenburg over Boston Customs House

At 3:00 pm Hindenburg’s passengers and crew were enjoying New York’s famous skyline from the air.

Photograph of New York City taken by Hindenburg mechanic Robert Moser from his engine car.

Just a few hours later 36 people were dead and the world’s greatest airship no longer existed.

Wreckage of LZ-129 Hindenburg. May 6, 1937.

Wreckage of LZ-129 Hindenburg. May 6, 1937.

Wreckage of LZ-129 Hindenburg. May 6, 1937.

Today is the 77th anniversary of the disaster that ended the age of the passenger airship.

By: Airships: The Hindenburg and other Zeppelins
Via: Feedbin Starred Entries
Source: http://www.airships.net/blog/anniversary-hindenburg-disaster

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