Airplane Crash - Lake Michigan, 18 Nnw Of Benton Harbor, Michigan 06/23/1950

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Lake Michigan, 18 NNW of Benton Harbor, Michigan


Date06/23/1950
Time23:25
LocationLake Michigan, 18 NNW of Benton Harbor, Michigan
OperatorNorthwest Orient Airlines
Flight #2501
RouteNew York City - Minneapolis-St. Paul
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationN95425
Cn/In10270
Aboard58
Fatalities58
Ground0
SummaryEn route from New York to Minneapolis, the aircraft crashed into Lake Michigan. The DC-4 was last reported at 3,500 ft. The crash occurred shortly after the aircraft entered an area of severe turbulence with thunderstorm activity. The wreckage was located in 150 feet of water but was not recoverable because it was in 30 feet of silt. The forecast of a squall line in the areas was not made available to the crew. Cause unknown.

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