Sunday, May 06, 2012

75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster (and other airship accidents)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg airship disaster, which abruptly put an end to the Zeppelin era. It was the first time a major aviation accident took place with reporters present, captured on film for all the world to see. Unbeknownst to many today, the airship already had a long history of spectacular mishaps before the Hindenburg went up in flames.

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