The crash of the Hindenburg took only 34 seconds, but it changed lives forever as passengers and ground crew tried to escape its massive flames

75 years on, Hindenburg airship disaster still shocks

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The Hindenburg in flames on its arrival at Lakehurst, New Jersey May 6, 1937

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The Hindenburg dirigible attempting to land at Lakehurst, N.J. May 9, 1936, a year before the disaster

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The zeppelin Hindenburg flies over Manhattan, April 1, 1936, a year before its fiery demise.

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