Airplane Crash - Off Barnegat, New Jersey 04/04/1933

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Barnegat, New Jersey


Date04/04/1933
Time12:30
LocationOff Barnegat, New Jersey
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Navy
TypeGoodyear-Zeppelin U.S.S. Akron (airship)
RegistrationZRS-4
Aboard76
Fatalities73
Ground0
SummaryWhile cruising at 1,600 feet off New Jersey, strong air currents droped the ship to 700 feet before leveling off. Before it could regain a safe height, it plummeted into the AtlantiOcean. Decision by the commander to fly into a storm despite the presence of lightning.

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