Secrets of the Dead - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

What Happened to the Hindenburg?


Episode Info

The Hindenburg disaster of May 1937 took the lives of 36 of the 97 passengers on board the ship. While most people have accepted the official explanation of what went wrong, others remain skeptical. This program sets forth the conflicting theories about what caused this deadly mishap so that viewers can decide for themselves what they believe actually happened. The claim that the 804-foot-long airship caught on fire due to the hydrogen gas ignition that was used to lift the craft no longer satisfies people like Addison Bain. He believes that other theories need to be examined, including those that look at whether a specific electrical conductor caused the tragedy.


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