Hindenburg was scheduled to land at Lakehurst, NJ at 6:00 AM on May 6, 1937, after her first North Atlantic crossing of the 1937 season. But delayed 12 hours by headwinds, the ship was over Seal Island, Nova Scotia; when passengers were supposed to be disembarking they were gathering for breakfast instead.
Just before noon the ship was over Boston.
At 3:00 pm Hindenburg’s passengers and crew were enjoying New York’s famous skyline from the air.
Just a few hours later 36 people were dead and the world’s greatest airship no longer existed.
Today is the 77th anniversary of the disaster that ended the age of the passenger airship.