Hindenburg

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The Hindenburg was 245 m / 803.8 feet. Diameter: 41.2 m / 135.1 feet. Gas capacity: 200,000 cubic meters / 7,062,000 cubic feet this was almost as big as the capital. This ship was massive and was one if not only the biggest aircraft to ever fly. But on May 6th, 1937 the Hindenburg exploded at a Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. There are many theories as of how and why this happened.

One theory it that someone bombed her but there was no evidence that anyone would do that, another theory is that electrical static caught fire to her hydrogen bag this was very likely, but models showed different results. But one theory could be very likely on that day it was very stormy witch means that there was lightning, and the lighting reacted with the ship and created these blue flames on the back of the ship.

One of the hydrogen bags were leaking and that the hydrogen back tracked up the ventilation shaft and hit the blue flames which reacted with the hydrogen and caused an explosion in between the fourth and fifth hydrogen bag. There were 97 passengers on the Hindenburg that day 62 survived the crash and only 35 people died including one crew member on the ground. The captain of the air ship was Max Pruss he survived the crash and lived till 1960.