Hindenburg approached the field at Lakehurst from the southwest shortly after 7 p.m. at an altitude of approximately 600 feet.
At 7:25 p.m., the first visible external flames appeared and quickly engulfed the airship.
May 4, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Airships.net
| Caption by: James Martin
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