One Of The Worst Disasters In U.S. History Happened Right Here In New Jersey

Many of the worst disasters in U.S. history were natural disasters, the worst being a hurricane in Galveston, Texas that ravaged the city. Back in the year 1900, more than 6,000 (and up to 12,000) perished in a devastating storm. This tragedy is not nearly at the same level, thankfully, but it remains the worst airship disaster ever.

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For footage of the airship’s first accident (mentioned earlier in the article, and resulting in no casualties) you can view the short video below:

With Veteran’s Day on the way, it is important to remember all that our servicemen and women risk for the safety of our nation. The loss of these sailors is a tragedy and should not be forgotten. To learn more about New Jersey’s most infamous (though less deadly) airship disaster (the Hindenburg), click here.