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LZ 129 Hindenburg

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Hindenburg Disaster: Real Zeppelin Explosion Footage (1937) | British Pathé

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Hindenburg Disaster 1937

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Hindenburg Disaster in 1080p from Timeless

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Hindenburg Explodes (1937)

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Unique color footage of The Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg

LZ 129 Hindenburg was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and the largest airship by envelope volume. It was designed and built by the Zeppelin Company on the shores of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen and was operated by the German Zeppelin Airline Company. The airship flew from March, 1936 until it was destroyed by fire 14 months later on May 6, 1937 while attempting to land at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Manchester Township, New Jersey at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service with the loss of 36 lives. This was the last of the great airship disasters; it was preceded by the crashes of the British R38 in 1921, the US airship Roma in 1922, the French Dixmude in 1923, the British R101 in 1930, and the US Akron in 1933.
  • Design and development 

  • Operational history 

  • Final flight: May 3–6, 1937 

  • Appearances in media