A Northwest Orient DC-6B, which is one further variant up from the lost DC-4 (Photo: Jon Proctor [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Disapperance of Northwest Orient Flight 2501

This Friday will mark 67 years since the disappearance of Douglas DC-4 over Lake Michigan gripped the nation. On June 23, 1950, a Northwest Orient Douglas DC-4 was making its way northwest over Michigan. Captain Robert Lind was in command of flight 2501, carrying 55 passengers from New York to Minneapolis and then Seattle. The flight left New York’s LaGuardia on time in the evening of June 23, and proceeded normally towards Minneapolis. Lying ahead of the aircraft was a…