The Hindenburg Disaster: Probable Cause
The programme investigates the most famous air accident in history which took place on the 6th of May 1937 when the German Airship Hindenburg exploded into flames on an American naval base on the eve of WWII. An international team of experts uses the latest scientific methods to re-examine evidence that has survived. New evidence that has resulted from analysing the facts, using modern techniques. Events reconstructed with graphics. Presenting for the first time the only known colour film of the Hindenburg, rare images of the disaster in progress and visual evidence of damage to the ship only days before which may provide an important clue to resolve the mystery. Produced for The Discovery Channel.