The Hindenburg Disaster. 05.05.2017 In 1937, the giant German airship exploded in Lakehurst, New jersey, killing 36. The billowing flames shocked the nation and the world. The Hindenburg Explodes. 30.04.2017 Original Video: Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York. From Prelinger Archive. This is my attempt at creating a.