|Series||Seconds from Disaster|
|Airdate||November 15, 2005|
|Date||May 6, 1937|
|Kind||Air and Space|
|Nature||Hydrogen Leak, Static Ignition|
The Hindenburg is the 25th episode of Seconds from Disaster and in the 21st century explains how the zeppelin got burnt.
The zeppelin LZ-129 Hindenburg approaches the Lakehurst Naval Air Station for landing. Thunderstorms have added static electricity to the zeppelin's skin. It makes two sharp turns as it approaches the air field, something that the Hindenburg was not designed to do. A cable in one of the hydrogen cells snap and whiplashes the cell. When the landing ropes touch the ground, they are slowly soaked by the light rain falling, a static spark ignites the hydrogen leak. The zeppelin explodes into an inferno and crashes, killing 35 of the 97 people on board and 1 ground crew member.