06 May 1937, Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA — Original caption: As Flaming Zep Settled to Earth. Lakehurst, N.J.: Members of the landing crew are shown fleeing from beneath the dirigible Hindenberg as the flaming craft, a greasy pall of smoke marking its last train, falls to the Lakehurst Landing Field. Over to the left of the photo, rescue workers, despite the hail of flaming embers, rush toward the wreck. More than fifty persons, including members of the landing crew are believed dead in the air disaster. The accident occurred as the Hindenberg was landing after its first trip to Germany. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
This is an ad!