The most notorious blimp incident is the Hindenburg crash but it isn’t the strangest one. Five years after Hindenburg, the L-8 airship took off with its two man crew on a patrol mission along the coast of San Francisco.
Accidents happened all the time and this case would have been forgotten if it weren’t for a few strange details. The life raft and both parachutes were still on board. Although the radio was working, no transmission had been made to indicate they were in trouble.