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In Search of.....: The Hindenburg Mystery

The episode chronicles the Hindenburg tragedy at Lakehurst New Jersey in 1937. The episode investigates the causes of the Hindenburg’s explosion and seeks to prove whether the disaster was an accident brought upon the Hindenburg’s own creation or sabotage.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x21
Production Number: 873
Airdate: Saturday February 21st, 1981

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)


Recap

Nimoy retells the story of the Hindenburg tragedy. He mentions that there was a large hangar used for large ships like the Hinderburg. He says Count Zeppelin and his company is responsible for the building of the Hindenburg. He says ships like Graf Zeppelin helped to gain wide interests in new airships that would be faster. By 1934, he says the largest airship was being built the Hindenburg. He says a special hangar had to be built for the large ship. He also mentions that the creator of the Hindenburg, Hugo Eckener actually wanted to use helium which was safer than hydrogen...

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