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Joe Staba Paper 1 Abstract The Hindenburg’s Fall and the German Engineering that Caused It The Hindenburg airship crash took place on May 6, 1937 in New Jersey, United States of America. It was a German “blimp” that caught fire in flight and managed to kill thirty-five of the ninety-seven passengers on board. There are plenty of speculations on the cause of the disaster and no one really knows for sure what caused the explosion and the demise of the Hindenburg. What’s most important are the events immediately following the disaster and how they could’ve been avoided. The Hindenburg had a poor metal-alloy shell, used the more flammable hydrogen
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Unformatted text preview: rather than helium as its fuel, the static buildup on the airship while flying in poor weather, and also the flammable paint used to finish the Hindenburg’s construction. Contrary to German engineering standards, this airship was nowhere near “perfect” and further investigation is needed to determine the cause of this slip in their engineering standards. There is a lot of information on this topic and it will be very important to focus on the cultural perspective and its effect on the disaster....
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