Zeppelin LZ 1
The Zeppelin LZ 1 is considered as first successful experimental rigid airship. At its first trial it carried five people, reached an altitude of 410 m (1300 ft) and flew a distance of 3.7 miles (5.95 km) in 17 minutes. But as one of the engines had failed the wind then forced an emergency landing. After repairs the ship flew two more times. Graf von Zeppelin had to dismantle the zeppelin and sell the tools and scrap and then liquidate the company.