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The Loss of the “Hindenburg”: The Report of the U.S. Bureau of Commerce Committee which Investigated the Accident

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 October 1937

Abstract

THE airship Hindenburg was destroyed by fire at 6.25 p.m., E.S.T.,1 May 6, 1937, at the naval air station, Lakehurst, N.J. The airship was completing its first scheduled demonstration flight for the 1937 season, between Frankfurt, Germany, and Lakehurst. It had departed from Frankfurt about 8.15 p.m., G.M.T., Monday, May 3, and was due at Lakehurst on the morning of Thursday, May 6. It was due out of Lakehurst at 10 p.m., E.S.T. that night. Because of unfavourable winds encountered en route, its arrival at Lakehurst was deferred until 6 p.m., Thursday evening, and departure was to be postponed until midnight or later in order to reservice and prepare for the return voyage.

Citation

(1937), "The Loss of the “Hindenburg”: The Report of the U.S. Bureau of Commerce Committee which Investigated the Accident", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 9 No. 10, pp. 261-267. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030232

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