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The Hindenburg Accident: A Comparative Digest of the Investigations and Findings, With the American and Translated German Reports Included
  • by R.W. Knight, Acting Chief, Air Transport Section
    • Department of Commerce, Bureau of Air Commerce, Safety and Planning Division, Report No. 11, August 1938
      • 112 pages
      • illustrated
Contents
  • SECTION I: A Comparative Digest of the German and American Reports of the Hindenburg Accident
    • SUMMARY
    • INTRODUCTION
    • DISCUSSION
      • General
      • The Landing Operation Radio
      • Flutter of Outer Cover
      • First Appearance of Fire
    • POSSIBLE CAUSES
      • Contributory Causes
        • Sabotage
        • Presence of a Combustible Mixture of Hydrogen and Air Through Diffusion
        • Sticking of a Valve
        • Entry of a Propeller Fragment
        • Leaking of a Gas Cell
        • Major Structural Failure
      • Ignition of the Gas Mixture
        • Mechanical Causes
        • Chemical Causes
        • Thermodynamic Causes
        • Electrical Causes
          • Broken Contact
          • High Frequency Inductance
          • Electrostatic Causes
          • Ball Lightning
          • Brush Discharge, or St. Elmo’s Fire
    • CONCLUSION
  • SECTION II: Translation of the German Commission Report
    • Preliminary Remarks
    • General Information
    • The Last Flight
    • The Landing Operation and Sequence of the Fire
    • Causes of the Conflagration
    • Conclusion
  • SECTION III: Report of the United States Department of Commerce Accident Board
    • Transmittal to the Secretary of Commerce
    • Part I: The Accident Schedule
      • Ownership and Operation
      • Certificate of Airworthiness
      • Crew
      • Passengers
      • Goods Carried
      • Ground Crew and Facilities
      • Flight Across the Atlantic
    • Part II: The Airship
      • Design and Construction
      • 1936 Record
      • Dimension, Capacities, Other Characteristics
      • Controls
      • Outer Cover
      • Gas Cells
      • Gas Valves
      • Cell Fullness or Pressure Indicator
      • Gas Shafts
      • Propulsion
      • Propellers
      • Electrical Power Plant and Installations
      • Ropes and Cables
      • Ballast Arrangements
      • Radio Equipment
      • Lifting Gas
      • Bonding
    • Part III: The Landing Maneuver
      • Meteorological Conditions
        • General
        • Local
      • Communications, Radio
      • Operation of Engines
      • Release of Ballast
      • Valving of Gas
      • Crew as Ballast
      • Tail Heaviness
      • Altitudes at Landing
      • Electric Installations
      • Rudder
  • Part IV: The Fire
    • Ground Log
    • Description of Landing
    • Incidents Before the Fire
    • Fluttering of Outer Cover
    • Strain on Port Trail Rope
    • Sensations within the Ship
    • Appearance of Fire
  • Part V: The Combustible Mixture and its Ignition
    • Sabotage
    • Accidental Causes
      • Presence of Combustible Mixture of Hydrogen and Air
        • Accumulation through Diffusion or Osmosis
        • Failure of Valve Mechanism
        • Decreased Ventilation
        • Entry of Piece of Propeller
        • Fracture of Hull Wire
        • Major Structural Failure
      • Ignition of the Mixture
        • Mechanical
        • Chemical
        • Thermodynamic
      • Electrical
        • Spark in Gas Fullness or Pressure Indicator
        • Resonance Effect - High-Frequency Inductance
      • Electrostatics
        • Ball Lightning
        • Brush Discharge or St. Elmo's Fire
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix I: Crew List
    Appendix II: Passenger List

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