According to the German airship Hindenburg’s flight schedule,
Z-129 Hindenburg, beginning on May 6, 1936, was the first airliner to
provide regularly-scheduled service between Europe and North America.
The Hindenburg made 11 flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Lakehurst, New
Jersey, but on May 6, 1937, the German airship burst into flames at
Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Thirty-five people aboard and one person on
the ground died.
Here’s a look back at the Hindenburg from it’s construction and life aboard, to that horrible night of the deadly explosion.
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Today in history May 6th 1937 : crash airship Hindenburg