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The Hindenburg Disaster

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The Hindenburg disaster occurred on Thursday, May 6, 1937 when the passenger zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire. The disaster caused 36 deaths and marked the end of the airship era.
The aluminum combusted with oxgen forming aluminum oxide...the reaction formula is:4Al + 3O2---> 2Al2O3
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The apparent cause of the explosive fire was ignition of the hydrogen gas used to make the craft lighter than air. There are conspiracy theories that say the ignition was intentionally caused, while most authorities suspect the ignition was caused by static electricity, or by actual lightning.
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The Hindenburg was the name given to the largest airship, LZ129, operated by Germany for trans-Atlantic flights. It was over 800 feet long and contained enough room for passengers, cargo and crew. It completed over 30 trans-Atlantic passenger flights before crashing at Lakehurst, NJ in May, 1937. It…
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6th may 1937 7.30pm, lakehurst naval air station, new jersey
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It was filled with hydrogen gas which can burn rapidly and did. The cause of the fire is uncertain. It may have been static electricity or sparks from one of the engines . At the time people suspected sabotage, but that idea has been discounted by investigations.
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Because the outside coating of the Hindenburg was treated with the same elements in rocket fuel for aerodynamic support and also it did not explode it burned in several directions. It also was filled with Hydrogen, a highly flamible gas that can burst into flames from just a small static shock. It w…
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The research showed that the skin of the Hindenburg was very flammable. This meant that if even a spark touched it, there was no chance of survival.
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The airship LZ-129 Hindenburg was used for passenger, mail, and freight transportation, mainly between Germany and the United States, with additional flights between Germany and South America. Hindenburg was the fastest way for passengers and mail to cross the Atlantic at the time; the airship cross…
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The Hindenburg was 804 feet long and could go as fast as 84 miles per hour. It was originally designed to only use helium gas but on the day of the disaster, it was filled with hydrogen which is highly flammable. it exploded in flames as it was trying to land in Lakehurst, NJ on May 6, 1937.
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The german airship crashed when securing (landing) in New York and burst into flames. All on board were killed. This made the end of the airship era.
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Around 7:00 p.m. local time on May 6, at an altitude of 650 ft (200 m), Hindenburg approached Naval Air Station Lakehurst with Captain Max Pruss at the helm. Twenty-five minutes later, the airship caught fire and crashed, completely engulfed in flames, in only 37 seconds. Of the 36 passengers and 61…
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Sixty two people survived the Hindenburg Explosion out of 97 passengers. Many survivors jumped out of the windows and ran away as fast as they could.
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The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and crashed. The disaster took place on a Thursday in May 6, 1937.
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The Hindenburg was the flagship dirigible of the Zeppelin company, it was a lighter than air balloon. However on May 6, 1937, it blew up. A combination of events led up to this, but essentially it flew through a lightning storm and blew up just before landing. Originally, people thought that the hyd…
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Of the 97 people on board the Hindenburg, 35 were killed, as well as one of the ground crew. 13 were passengers and 22 were airship crew.
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exothermic because it gave off heat
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The answer to that has never been proven. There we're suggestions of sabotage, however the most popular belief at this point is a combination of factors as follows: Just prior to attempting to "land", the pilot made a hard, low turn, which may have cause one of the metal framing support to snap and …
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The Hindenburg Zeppelin was filled with volatile hydrogen so that it would fly; exactly what caused the explosion that destroyed the airship is uncertain and widely debated.
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Hydrogen gas was used in the Hindenburg - not by mistake, but because the United States, then the world's only supplier of Helium gas, would not sell it to Germany. The Hindenburg was originally intended to be filled with helium, but a United States military embargo on helium forced the Germans to m…
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It happened on Thursday, May 6, 1937, in Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Most of the crew and passengers survived. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew, 13 passengers and 22 crew died.
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The two possible causes are a highly flammable compound in the paint, or ignition of the hydrogen.
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Yes , thank god. Watch the credits at the end of the movie
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The Hindenburg disaster was the crash of a German zeppelin in 1937 CE. It launched the news industry and ended air travel for several years.
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Of the 96 people on board, 34 were killed. Plus one more on the ground.
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The Hindenburg disaster ended rigid airship aviation for commercial purposes, and since then no zeppelin has ever been used to transport passengers or cargo.
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Yes. 35 passengers and one member of the ground crew died on Thursday, May 6, 1937, when the German passenger airship LZ129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed as it was attempting to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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It wasn't. The US was the biggest producer of helium, and didn't want to sell any to Germany. So they used Hydrogen, which is also light, but very flammable.
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The US were the biggest suppliers of helium, and they didn't want to sell any to Germany.
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It is doubtful since that was nearly a hundred years ago. Any soldier who was in that war had to have been born no later than 1900. Answer The Hindenburg disaster took place May 6, 1937. There were survivors and many of their stories remain in videos. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 …
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Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew, 13 passengers and 22 crew died.
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Hydrogen, newer airship designs use helium because it is slightly less volitile
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The Hindenburg was filled with Hydrogen, a very flammable gas. It is believed that a spark of some kind came in contact with the fragile thin skin of the blimp and that it caused the Hindenburg to ignite. After the ignition, the blimp's hydrogen was blown up by the spreading fire. So then, the burni…
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Use helium instead of hydrogen More precautions and safety
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The Hindenburg disaster took place at a Marine Airport called "Lakehurst". It's located in New Jersey (Ocean County), which is in the United States of America.
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It didnt. Liquid Oxygen is what rockets use for fuel however the Hindenburg was filled with ahighly reactive gas called hydrogen which ignited shortly after the Hindenburg crashed.
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Jack Snyder of the Camden Courier Post took some of the first Photo's of the disaster getting them to press before even the NY Times.
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some people think that its was a cigarette, others say it was an electrical problem... the only people that had any hope of knowing all died in the crash
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The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937.
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Today's blimps are not filled with flammable hydrogen gas like Hindenburg was, but normally the non-flammable helium.
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Many died of burns. Others died of smoke inhalation. But the majority of the fatalities were from those who tried in vain to jump from the doomed zeppelin. 37 died that day.
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Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst in New Jersey .
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the Hindenburg is an airship that exploded in May 6, 1937
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2 people are still alive
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It may have helped lead to WWII but the main reason for the cause as the Treaty of Versalies which blamed Germany for the problems in WWI Hitler was not happy the German was blamed and had to pay a lot for damagesThe Hindenberg was a rigid airship that exploded in Lakehurst ,New Jersey, in 1937. It …
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1. Analysis of fuel in every aspects.2. Highly inflammable fuel should not be used in the space at any cause.3. Hydrogen is a future alternative fuel, It should be thoroughly studied and would be implemented.
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the person who was in charge of researching the properties of hydrogen would have found out it was flammable, therefor it will be his/her fault.
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i think that there was 12 people injured
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the mythbusters tested this and the came up with 2 reasons1. the upper coating of paint had traces of thremte2.it was filled with hydrogenthese combined mad it burn in under barely 38 seconds
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Yes, that is what made it even more tragic
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Martin Kelly was involved in the Hindenburg, he is a good man....i think
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A couple of powerful diesel engines.
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Yes, theory is that he blew it up to get revenge on his ex business partner Maximillian Rose.  Good things is, because he blew it up Nazis didn't get their hands on the atomic bomb, and execute Hitler's Plan.
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It was supposed to be a round trip Frankfurt - New Jersey - Frankfurt. The accident happened during its attempt to dock at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station.
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Transporting passengers to the U.S. & Propaganda.
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It wasn't a blimp - blimps do not have a rigid frame. The Hindenburg was a zeppelin, or dirigible. It was filled with hydrogen, because the USA had prohibited the export of helium (a non-combustible lighter-than-air gas) to Germany.
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36 people died in the crash. There were 97 passengers and crew on board, and 62 people survived. The deaths included 13 passengers, 22 crew, and one worker on the ground. Many survivors jumped out of the zeppelin's windows.
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from the air around the airship.
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There are only 5 theories. St Elmo's fire (static), sabotage, human error, lightening, an errant spark while docking.
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The Hindenburg was not a plane; it was an airship, a type of balloon. It was filled with highly combustible Hydrogen instead of inert Helium; so when a static electric charge set of a spark as it was landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey, it exploded and went up in flames in a matter of minutes.
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Well, the obvious answer is that the Hindenburg was an airship (zeppelin), and the Titanic was an ocean liner. Most deaths in the Hindenburg were from fire or jumping from the airship, while most deaths on the Titanic were from drowning or exposure. Finally, there were many more deaths on the Titani…
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The cast of Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage - 1937 includes: Herbert Morrison as Himself - News Reporter
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Hindenburg disaster happened on 1937-05-06.
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Hindenburg disaster newsreel footage was created in 1937.
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Although hydrogen is an explosively flammable gas, indications are that the fact that the baloon was filled with hydrogen was not really much of a factor in the Hindenburg crash. Hydrogen burns very rapidly, and because of its density, flames would travel upwards, and be very short-lived. Most of th…
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Weather That Changed the World - 2013 Crash of the Hindenburg - 1.1 was released on: USA: 9 June 2013
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Weather That Changed the World - 2013 Crash of the Hindenburg 1-1 was released on: USA: 9 June 2013
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Secrets of the Dead - 2000 What Happened to the Hindenburg 1-4 was released on: USA: 15 June 2001
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May 6th 1937, at Lakehurst, New Jersey
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The Hindenburg was German. It crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA.
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Probably. Two thirds of the crew and passengers survived, so if any of them had been taking pets along for the trip, they probably carried them out alive as well.
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According to Mythbusters (who tried to re-create the crash) the primary culprit was the aluminum paint on the balloon.
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In several big balloons or bladders inside the outer casing.
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