We havn investigation into one of the most notorious accidents in american history. The fiery crash of the hindenrg was famously caught on fil but the cause of the disaster has remained a mystery for... See More
We havn investigation into one of the most notorious accidents in american history. The fiery crash of the hindenrg was famously caught on fil but the cause of the disaster has remained a mystery for most of a century. Thanks to the discovery channel, that may soon be revealed. Here's abc's john schriffen. Reporter: It's one of aviation's greatest mysteries. The flames. Oh, the humanity. Reporter:75 years later, scientists now believe they know why the hindenbeu hindenberg first into flames. Check out the life-sized replicas, 80 feet long, getting blown up. Over and over again. It's all part of discovery channel's curiosity series. To find out what really happened. That was not far off the real thing. We tested the theory that shooting at the hindenberg would take it down. We tested the theory of a bomb. We tested static electricity. We tested the flammability of the skin. Reporter: To re-create one of the first disasters ever captured on camera. Steve wolf and the team test each theory, one at a time. Lightning, a bomb, a spark. The question is, was the hindenberg brought down by mother nature? Sabotage, or something else? If our testing, most of the theories didn't pan out. But one of them does. Reporter: After three-quarters of a century, the team will make the public wait just a bit longer for the answer. Releasing their findings on sunday. For "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. And what the story of the
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