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Most of the crew and passengers survived. Of 36 passengers and 61 crew, 13 passengers and 22 crew died. Also killed was one member of the ground crew, Navy Linesman Allen Hagaman. Most deaths did not arise from the fire but were suffered by those who leapt from the burning ship. (The lighter-than-air fire burned overhead.) Those passengers who rode the ship on its gentle descent to the ground escaped unharmed. In comparison, almost twice as many perished when the helium-filled USS Akron crashed. 
World's Largest Commercial Airship
Claiming to be the World's largest commercial airship, 'The Spirit of Dubai' is an impressive 66m long by 22m wide... the size of a Boeing 747.
British-built, and filled to the gills with the lighter-than-air-non-flammable gas helium, the hefty airship took to the skies over London last week on the first leg of an epic 40 day journey across Europe and the Middle East to Dubai.
Our Cargo Aircraft, the Aeros-D-4 and Aeros-D-8, are designed for moving inseparable assemblies that ordinarily could not be transported intact: oil derricks, building frames, bridges, etc. With a cargo capacity up to 1.6 million pounds, these cargo aircraft could change forever, the logistical operations in commercial and military use.
* Pilot Errorless Concept
* Transcontinental Operation
* Ground Crew-Less Operation
* All Weather Operational
* VTOL Performance
* 150 Knots Cruise Speed
* Hangar-Less Maintenance
* Ultra Low Noise Emission
The Dynalifter avoids many of these problems [with airships] because it isn’t "lighter-than-air". With a large fraction of its weight carried by aerodynamic lift on the wings and hull, it has a substantial net download when sitting on the ground allowing it to withstand a gusty side wind. It lands like a normal aircraft, decelerating on a runway as its weight is transferred from the wings to the tires.
Dynalifters avoid the operational drawbacks of a traditional airship associated with takeoff, landing, and ground operations. The conventional airship is difficult to handle on the ground. It requires a large number of people to grab lines during landing, or it must use equipment of some sort to "catch" the airship and attach it to a mooring mast. With passengers and fuel removed, the airship experiences excess buoyancy and so must be over-ballasted before unloading. When fuel is burned during flight, it becomes too light to land, requiring either valving off lifting gas or use of an elaborate mechanism to recover water vapor from the engine exhaust.
Your lighter than air cargo lifters – may be able to deliver post and cut flowers fast and cheaply – but they will struggle even to compete with aircraft over long haul
WALRUS Hunted to Extinction By Congress, DARPA?
DARPA also notes that demonstrations will include flight tests of a Walrus Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) scaled aircraft. This is a fancy way of saying that they plan to flight-test a "significant-scale" lifting airship in 2008 with a payload capability of around 30 tons, about 50% more than a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules. These risk reduction demonstrations, including the ATD vehicle, are designed to establish a low-risk technology path for proving the Walrus concept and achieving the operating goals."
Originally posted by sardion2000
Now I know you have not done your homework. It's not Lighter than Air.