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Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/27/2008 | Chris Irvine

Posted on 07/27/2008 9:03:06 AM PDT by 1066AD

Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death' Round-the-world flying adventurer Steve Fossett may have faked his own death, investigators have claimed. By Chris Irvine Last Updated: 12:22PM BST 27 Jul 2008 Fossett, a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson, and the first man to fly non-stop round the earth in a hot air balloon, went missing last September when his final flight in a light plane over the Nevada desert went missing. However, Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol has said Fossett, whose body or plane was never found, could still be alive. She said: "I've been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found. "It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aviation; dbcooper; fossett; nevada; richardbranson; stevefossett; tinfoilalert
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Anything's possible I suppose but he didn't seem the type.
1 posted on 07/27/2008 9:03:08 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

I think it’s ridiculous to believe.


2 posted on 07/27/2008 9:04:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: 1066AD
"It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

The first thing I wondered was whether Fossett had faked his own death.
Of course, Amelia Earhart and her plane have never been found, either.

3 posted on 07/27/2008 9:05:50 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 1066AD

The financial records would give the definitive answer.

Did he move assets around in his last days?


4 posted on 07/27/2008 9:06:12 AM PDT by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: 1066AD

Did you know him personally? If not, you have no idea what “TYPE” he was/is.


5 posted on 07/27/2008 9:06:47 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: 1066AD

What reason would he have to do so?


6 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:04 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: 1066AD
I just got an email from Steve Fosset.

He says Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol got it all wrong and that he really is dead....and he can prove it.

Who ya gonna believe?

7 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:16 AM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: cripplecreek

Its true he is living with a women pilot in California some where so I heard


8 posted on 07/27/2008 9:07:31 AM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Lancey Howard
Amelia Earhart and her plane have never been found, either.

I would think finding a plane in water and finding a plane on land would be terribly different things.

9 posted on 07/27/2008 9:08:10 AM PDT by Hildy
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We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Soooo, I gather that when the other six planes went down they were "not so good?"

10 posted on 07/27/2008 9:08:16 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: 1066AD

A little CYA by the yet to be successful Cynthia?


11 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:08 AM PDT by devane617 (we are so screwed)
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To: 1066AD

If they found six other planes while looking for Fossett wouldn’t that imply that maybe they aren’t so good at search and rescue? When did those planes crash and how long were they missing? Why didn’t they find those six planes sooner?


12 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:10 AM PDT by CoolPapaBoze (Nothing that requires the effort or labor of another can be a right.)
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We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Hmmm...this raises a question. How good were they at "what they do" when they were looking for less-famous pilots of lost aircraft?

13 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:24 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (www.selfgovernment.us)
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To: CoolPapaBoze

You beat me too it.


14 posted on 07/27/2008 9:09:55 AM PDT by Wiggins
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"We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

Then why didn't you find the six other planes the first time you looked for them?
15 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:13 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: CoolPapaBoze

Some of those panes they found in that rough terrain dated back almost 30 or more years.


16 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:37 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: al baby

I think he is going so up on the news after Obama “raises him” from the dead. ;)


17 posted on 07/27/2008 9:11:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
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What would be the motivation for faking his death?

Looks to me like he had everything to live for and had it all.

18 posted on 07/27/2008 9:12:12 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'

I am a little quirky, but I have wondered about this all along. The guy did like to live in the lime-light. I always thought the whole thing seemed a little staged. But once again, I do tend to be quick to come up with conspiracy theories.

19 posted on 07/27/2008 9:12:44 AM PDT by Zevonismymuse
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To: Wiggins

!You beat me too it, too!


20 posted on 07/27/2008 9:13:05 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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