Thirty-six people died On This Day in 1937 when the Hindenburg exploded upon arriving in New Jersey. The Hindenburg, a German airship, had already made several successful ocean crossings and was a symbol of national pride for
It was determined that the Captain – Max Pruss – came into dock too fast and had to quickly order a reverse engine thrust. A gas leak was noticed and within minutes, the tail exploded. Flames shot out both upwards and down to the ground.
“This Day in History: Hindenburg explodes in
” History.com New Jersey
On This Day is a prompt I started to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015