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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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hindenburg disaster

Hindenburg Disaster

By Lachlan Sneddon

what it was
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
What happened

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.

the size of the hindenburg
The size of the Hindenburg
  • At 803.8 feet in length and 135.1 feet in diameter, the German passenger airship Hindenburg (LZ-129) was the largest aircraft ever to fly.
in the beginning
In the beginning
  • On May 3, 1937, the captain of the Hindenburg on this trip, Max Pruss ordered the zeppelin out of its shed at the airship station in Frankfurt, Germany. When all was ready, the captain shouted, "Schiff hoch!" or "Up ship!" and the ground crew released the handling lines and gave the giant airship a push.
the flight
The flight
  • This trip was the first of 1937 between U.S.A and Europe.
  • in 1936 the Hindenburg had 10 flights caring 1002 passengers but on the 1937 trip it was only caring 36 out of the 72 it could carry.
what it was like
What it was like
  • For their $400 ticket ($720 round trip), the passengers could relax in the large, luxurious common spaces and enjoy fine food.
passengers cabins
Passengers Cabins

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
Crew Quarters

Crew quarters, located toward the rear of the blimp, were quite small and cramped. 

memorial
Memorial
  • The memorial place of the Hindenburg is where its gondola landed and is a bronze plague outlining where it landed.
places for information
Places for information

http://www.nlhs.com/hindenburg.htm

http://history1900s.about.com/cs/disasters/a/hindenburgcrash.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindenburg_disaster