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What Destroyed the Hindenburg?

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The Hindenburg was one of the great engineering feats of the early 20th century, but on May 6, 1937, disaster struck when the airship crashed in New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people on board. Ever since, the cause of the tragedy has remained a mystery, with a static electric charge, a design flaw and an act of sabotage all blamed by experts. In this programme, a team including aeronautical engineer Jem Stansfield puts the leading theories to the test with the help of three scale models.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Jem Stansfield
Director Nic Young
Producer Johann Insanally


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