It was the 28th of June, 1910, at half past eight, when the "Germany" in Düsseldorf ascended to its unlucky flight. On board the Zeppelin were 19 domestic and foreign journalists and eleven crew members who wanted to make a round trip over the Rhine area. But the plan did not work. The 148-meter-long aviation ship got into a storm and came off course. Rain, hail and snow finally weighed heavily on the Zeppelin, so that it lost more and more height and became stranded in the fir trees of the Teutoburg Forest. Almost all of the passengers remained undamaged and were able to leave the "Germany" with a rope ladder. Only one crew member injured his jump from the floating in the treetops vehicle.
June 26, 2018
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