Over Half the People Involved in the Hindenburg Disaster Survived


The Hindenburg disaster will probably always be remembered as the singular event that killed airship travel.

However, few realise that the disaster, though terrible, wasn’t as bad as it seemed at first glance. For example, more than half of the people involved in the crash actually survived it. The final death toll for people on board was as follows: of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 members of the crew) only 35 of them were killed. (The actual death toll is logged as 36, since the crash also killed a crewman working on the ground.

Source: Over Half the People Involved in the Hindenburg Disaster Survived

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