Fatal Crossing: The Mysterious Disappearance of NWA Flight 2501 and the Quest for Answers


As a furious squall swept down Lake Michigan on June 23, 1950, a DC-4 with 58 souls on board flew from New York toward Minnesota.  Minutes after midnight Captain Robert Lind requested a lower altitude as he began crossing the lake, but Air Traffic Control did not comply.  That was the last communication with Northwest Airlines Flight 2501.  Weaving past and present together through meticulous research and heart-rending interviews, V.O. van Heest paints a captivating portrait of the victims, vividly recreates the last few hours of Flight 2501, and reveals that the answers are sometimes found in unexpected places.