Oh, the humanity mostly survived

Damn Interesting » The Hindenburg and Humanity:

Only thirty-seven seconds after the first sign of trouble, the mighty dirigible was a heap of flaming ruins on the ground. Amazingly, sixty-two of the ninety-seven passengers escaped with their lives, including the Hindenburg’s captain. Thirty-five people on the aircraft were killed, as well as one member of the ground crew– or the “mass of humanity” as Herbert Morrison had described them before the accident, hence his famous cry of distress.

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