When did this happen?
The Hindenburg disaster took place on the 6th of May, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. The disaster left 36 people dead. 97 people were on board.
This enormous rigid airship was considered the pride of Nazi Germany and still remains largest airship by envelope volume.