Zeppelin Hindenburg LZ129
Hindenburg carried 72 passengers, with a sealed smoking room, and a specially-made lightweight cast-aluminium grand piano for entertainment. As Germany did not have non-flammable helium gas available, hydrogen was used.
In 1936 a service across the Atlantic was opened with the new Zeppelin, the Hindenburg. Between March 1936 and May 193763 flights were made before the Hindenburg disaster, which occurred while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
The Hindenburg crashed at Lakehurst, New Jersey on 7 May 1937, on the first flight of the year. As she was being moored to the mast, the airship burst into flames. Thirty-six people were killed.
D-LZ-129 Zeppelin LZ 129 Hindenburg of Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei.
Engines: 4 x Maybach, 1025 hp