Hindenburg disaster: The end of the airship era

Eighty-two years ago on May 6, 1937, the German airship LZ129 Hindenburg claimed 36 lives when it caught fire at New Jersey in the United States. The disaster was spectacularly caught on camera and broadcast around the world, shattering public confidence in large passenger airships – a form of transport that had once been lauded as the future of travel.

6 May 2019 - 8:02PM