Question by  WordUser (50)

What's the story of the Hindenburg Airship?

I hear it referenced all the time but don't know anything about it.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

The Hindenburg was a very large airship that carried transatlantic commercial passengers. On May 6, 1937, while landing in New Jersey, the ship caught fire, killing 36 persons aboard.


Answer by  danr (93)

In the early 20th century, airships or "blimps" were used for air travel. The Hindenburg was a large German airship offering passenger service from Germany to New York. However, the hydrogen used to keep the ship in the air was highly flammable and the ship exploded over New Jersey.


Answer by  Cransus (130)

The Hindenburg was a passenger airship that caught fire during its landing in New Jersey. It was one of the first filmed and most publicized modern disasters.


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

The Hindenburg was a gigantic German airship (zeppelin)that was destroyed in a spectacular explosion in Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1937. There were 97 people on board, 35 of whom died. The ship was a Nazi aircraft. It was covered by film, and so millions of people saw the news real.

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