What element is used in airships that is dangerous?
Hydrogen was once used to fill airships. Quite dangerous due to how flammable it is.
The only answer that comes to mind is "Airships". Hydrogen, the lightest element, was used in airships, where excess weight was undesirable. However, accidents like the Hindenburg disaster showed that Hydrogen gas was too dangerous(it is extremely flammable) to be used. Since then, Helium has been used instead. Helium is also a very light element, and is completely safe, as it is inert.
Hydrogen and helium are used in airships because there are less dense than air. That means that if we fill a big, lighweight bag with hydrogen or helium, the bag will be lighter than air and will provide lift. It will float off the ground. Hydrogen is cheaper to come by, but it is so terribly flammable that it is too dangerous to be used in airships any more. The Hindenburg was filled hydrogen, and…
In 1931, a large passenger dirigible lifted with hydrogen burst into flames while landing in Lakehurst, NJ. Since then, hydrogen has been considered too dangerous to use in airships under normal conditions. because hydrogen is a very flammable gas and can catch fire easily on an airship. an example of this is the Hindenburg in 1937
Hayao Miyazaki has featured airships in several of his films, including Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Castle in the sky. You can also find airships in Howl's moving castle. Here is a website on some anime with airships: http://animeworld.com/related/airships.html Also, here is a website with a lot of other movies with airships: http://spot.colorado.edu/~dziadeck/airship/films.htm