_adanedhel_: > The USS Los Angeles begins to rise as it is caught by a gust of wind.
> The airship, caught in a layer of colder, denser air just above it, continues to rise. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail.
> They were not able to stop the ship and it reached an angle of 85 degrees.
> It finally descended slowly.
Amazingly, the ship suffered only slight damage and was able to fly the next day.
From [The Nose Stand of the USS Los Angeles](http://www.blimpinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/The-Nose-Stand-of-the-USS-Los-Angeles.pdf) (PDF warning). And another [article](http://www.airships.net/blog/today-1927-uss-los-angeles-handstand-august-25-1927/) with some witness commentary.