May 6, 2009

Hindenburg gets sassy, 36 perish

"It's better to burn out than to fade away..."

Becoming famous wasn't always easy for the Hindenburg.  Starting out as an independent airship, it quickly became well-known for it's amazing speed and flying capabilities, but that never really settled right with the shy Hindenburg.  This success, in combination with a lot of personal issues and a crazy wife, drove the Hindenburg to drugs and alcohol and eventually suicide. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg was found dead in it's Seattle home.  There have been a few theories on what happened aside from the apparent suicide: lightening, puncture, hydrogen leak, murder, etc.  Either way, a pretty awesome airship was lost that day. Who knows where aviation would be today if the Hindenburg didn't decide to release itself from the prison of nazi stardom?

Probably here:

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