Hindenburg Disaster. By Lachlan Sneddon. What it was . The Hindenburg was a blimp or airship that exploded on the 6 of May 1937. It exploded in Lakehurst Manchester and 36 died (13 passengers, 21 crew and 1 ground crew) . What happened.
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By Lachlan Sneddon
It exploded in Lakehurst Manchester and 36 died (13 passengers, 21 crew and 1 ground crew)
The Hindenburg caught fire and burned quickly when docking its mooring mast the cause of the fire is still unknown but is believed to be an electrical fault which ignited the hydrogen which burned within a minute.
Passenger cabins measured only 78 x 66
inches. Each room was equipped with an
upper and lower berth (an area for sleeping),
folding wash basin, a collapsible writing
table and a signal used for calling the steward.
Crew quarters, located toward the rear of the blimp, were quite small and cramped.