While trying to dock with its mooring mast in New Jersey, United States, the German passenger airship, Hindenberg, filled with hydrogen, caught fire. 97 people were on board – 36 died. This was the end of using airships for transportation. WWII started 2 years later, and by the end of the war, it was clear that planes would be the transportation system for passengers in the future.
- Write a transportation story – that is, the trips you have taken by car, plane, boat, etc.
- Times I could have been killed – or at least seriously injured.
- We use helium now to fill party balloons because hydrogen near flame will explode.