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Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws

A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals ten particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937.

Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws

55m 30s

A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals ten particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937.

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    Hindenburg’s Fatal Flaws Preview

    S19 E4 - 32s

    A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals ten particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937.

  • Recently Discovered Letter Anticipates Hindenburg Problems

    S19 E4 - 2m 13s

    A recently discovered letter reveals that Captain Ernst Lehmann, the world's most experienced Zeppelin pilot, knew about the Hindenburg's damaged gas bag and it's crude repairs. Not anticipating catastrophe, these specific problems led Lehmann to fly on the infamous airship's trans-Atlantic flight because he worried there would be a problem that the staff and crew may not be equipped to handle.

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