A look back at the 1937 Hindenburg disaster on 80th anniversary – Orange County Register

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board, there were 35 fatalities; there was also one death among the ground crew.

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