ABC13: LACIONIA, New Hampshire — The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner has died at age 90.
Doehner was the only person left of the 62 passengers and crew who survived the May 6, 1937, fire that killed his father, sister and 34 others.
As the 80th anniversary approached in 2017, Doehner told The Associated Press he and his parents, older brother and sister were returning from a vacation in Germany on the 804-foot-long zeppelin to Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey.
As the Hindenburg arrived, flames began to flicker on top of the ship. Hydrogen, exposed to air, fueled an inferno.
“Suddenly, the air was on fire,” Doehner recalled. read more