OH, THE HUMANITY. Goodyear pilot Mike Nerandzic, hero.
The helium in a blimp is noninflammable, but when something goes wrong with the engine, you can have a problem.
Mr Nerandzic was able to control the airship long enough for the passengers to disembark, but did not survive the crash.
The article refers to a "chilling echo of the Hindenburg disaster." Less chillingly, the investigator from Germany's Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation is one Klaus Himmler.