The two Hindenburg-class airships were hydrogen-filled, passenger-carrying rigid airships built in Germany in the 1930s and named in honor of Paul von Hindenburg. The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. There were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen) from the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), and an additional fatality on the ground.
Western Airlines plane takes off over heavy traffic on Century Boulevard at LAX; California; 1972.
Delta Airlines plane takes off over heavy traffic on Century Boulevard at LAX; California; 1972.
American Airlines plane taxis over Century Boulevard
An Air Canada Boeing 747-133 plane taxiing past the control tower at Montreal-Trudeau (formerly Montreal-Dorval) International Airport; 1972.
An Air Canada Tristar plane taking off from Montreal-Trudeau (formerly Montreal-Dorval) International Airport; Montreal; 1972.
Passengers climb steps into Air Canada Aircraft; California; 1972.