Hindenburg Insurance Payout: $81 Million in Current Dollars According to Fortune Magazine

An article in the current issue of Fortune Magazine discusses the history of insurance payouts for various aviation disasters including the crash of the Hindenburg.

Fortune estimates the current value of the payout at $81 million, but this is always a very tricky calculation, subject to various methodologies and interpretations, especially when it involves adjusting both for time (1937 to 2014) and for the conversion of one currency into another (British Pounds to U.S. Dollars).

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