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We are Going In: The Story of the 1956 Grand Canyon Midair Collision


In 1956, two commercial aircraft collided midair over the stunning expanse of the Grand Canyon and fell to earth, strewing parts and debris across the red rocks. All 128 people on board those planes lost their lives. The author's uncle was one of them.

Thus started a decades-long search for understanding and an investigation into what really happened, and how to comprehend the particulars of the disaster and its aftermath. We are Going In is a sensitive, insightful investigation and characterization of what it means to be a human being, told in the framework of a meticulously detailed and researched history of a tragedy that took place in one of the natural wonders of the world. 

softcover, 455 pages 

ISBN: 978-1-940322-24-7

measures 6" x 9" 

Culture and History