The Hindenburg Mystery

'The most likely mechanism for providing the spark is electrostatic ... With an explosive mixture of gas, that gave the whoomph when it got to the bottom.'

Seventy-six years after the Hindenburg exploded over Lakehurst, N.J., British aeronautical engineer Jem Stansfield and a team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio concluded that static electricity was the likely cause.

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