We've all heard the line, "Oh, the humanity!" And we've all seen the iconic photos of the German dirigible Hindenburg falling from the sky in flames at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey, where it was to land. The crash killed 22 officers and crew, along with 13 passengers and 1 worker on the ground.
It marked the end of the airship era—and started years of rumors about the cause of the fire. Was it sabotage? Was it an accident? Read "Iconic Disaster" in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal to find out more.
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