The Hindenburg By: Elise Halewijn

-What was it?

A Zeppelin; that was the biggest, the fastest, and the strongest at the time that was a luxury for many people.

-Who created it?

Luftschiffbau Zeppelin

-Why is it so well known?

"The Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst, New Jersey on May 6, 1937 brought an end to the age of the rigid airship. The disaster killed 35 persons on the airship, and one member of the ground crew, but miraculously 62 of the 97 passengers and crew survived."

-When was it created?

When construction started -- 1931, when construction ended -- 1936

-Where was it created?

Friedrichshafen, Germany

-How did it change travel?

It was a faster and a lot more expensive alternative for a boat that was a luxury.

-5 interesting facts about the Hindenburg

1.) The basic fact is that any survivors of the Hindenburg disaster indeed outnumbered by the number of the victims. There were 97 passengers and crew. 62 of them survived while 36 of them died. The way to survive was to jump out the zeppelin’s windows and ran away.

2.) It was wrong if you think that the disaster was the history’s deadliest airship accident. There were still many other accidents which had occurred during history.

3.) This Hindenburg disaster wasn’t broadcast live on radio. It was Morrison who was on the scene in order to record the arrival of the Hindenburg. Yet, he didn’t do the broadcasting live.

4.) The major problem within the crash was the excessive hydrogen within the airplane. Many crew died because of subsequent fire. If the use of helium wasn’t prevented by U.S. law, the story would be different.

5.) The smokers’ lounge also had become the problem within the disaster. It was caused the hydrogen entering the airship faster.

This is a picture of the Hindenburg with the swastika emojied out.
The interior of the Hindenburg was as much of a luxury as the flight.
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