May 1, 2005, 10:54 am EST (3 hours ago)...
*NOTE: Although this news item does not include a search for treasure
I thought our members in Michagan might still be interested. If
successful the recovery of this wreckage could put to end a 55
HOLLAND, Mich.-- On June 23, 1950 Northwest Airlines Flight 2501
disappeared over Lake Michagan. For the next two weeks human remains,
personal effects, wreckage debris, and clothing washed up on shore
along Allegan County's coastline. The technology of the time
prohibited searchers from every locating the wreckage. The cause of
the crash and crash site has remained a mystery ever since.
The Michagan based group, Michagan Shipwreck Research Associates has
teamed up with the international agency, National Underwater & Marine
Agency (NUMA) in an effort to locate the wreckage of Flight 2501, a
DC-4, and bring closure to the families of those who were killed and
At the annual Mysteries & Histories Beneath the Island Seas shipwreck
film festival a documentary film about Flight 2501, which is believed
to have crashed during a storm and the search & rescue efforts that
followed will debut this year.
For 9 days following the crash South Haven officials closed South
Beach during the search effort. John Fleming, 86 was the Van Buren
County health inspector in 1950 stated, "We never found any whole
bodies, and we never found any large pieces of the plane."
For more info check out- www.michaganshipwrecks.org and www.numa.net.
Source- Detroit Free Press