German airship disaster
A German airship, the Zeppelin L. II, has crashed with all 27 passengers on board reported dead. It is the biggest air disaster in history and the ninth Zeppelin to be destroyed in a crash since the first was constructed in 1902.
The airship had just begun its flight when the whole of the balloon part took fire and the gas exploded.
The shattered cars of the airship, where the passengers were seated, were hurled to earth with no prospect of any survivor from the crash.