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  • Bones near crash site are Fossett's, officials say

    11/04/2008 9:46:04 AM PST · by metmom · 2 replies · 911+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 | Associated Press
    MADERA, Calif. - Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said DNA tests conducted by the state Department of Justice positively identified the bones as the remains of the millionaire aviator who disappeared last year.
  • Skeletal remains, personal items found near wreckage of Fossett's plane

    10/30/2008 8:41:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 754+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 30, 2008 | Jennifer Oldham
    Madera County officials announced Thursday that searchers found bones, a pair of tennis shoes, credit cards and Steve Fossett's Illinois state driver's license about half a mile east of a rugged spot where the millionaire's plane was discovered earlier this fall. The skeletal remains, which are believed to be human, were sent to a state crime lab in Richmond, Calif., for DNA testing, said Madera County Sheriff John Anderson. Officials hope to receive the results by early next week.
  • New bone find encourages Fossett investigators

    10/30/2008 6:07:27 PM PDT · by RDTF · 6 replies · 708+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 30, 2008 | TRACIE CONE
    MADERA, Calif. (AP) - Searchers have found what appear to be two large human bones near the crash site of Steve Fossett's plane in California's Sierra Nevada, along with the adventurer's tennis shoes and driver's license, authorities said Thursday. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said at a news conference that the bones were found Wednesday about a half-mile east of the crash site. Investigators have sent them to a Department of Justice testing lab and should know in about a week whether they are Fossett's. Anderson said searchers also found Fossett's tennis shoes, his Illinois driver's license and credit cards....
  • Steve Fossett's unfinished legacy: Deepest ocean exploration

    10/04/2008 1:36:07 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 5 replies · 921+ views
    CNET ^ | October 3, 2008 | Daniel Terdiman
    Steve Fossett's unfinished legacy: Deepest ocean exploration And were it not for what seems certain to be his untimely and tragic death in a small airplane crash high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fossett was poised to set a new record, one that could have far surpassed his many others in scope and shock value. The record? To become the first human being to dive solo to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, 36,000 feet below the ocean surface near Guam.
  • Hikers find Steve Fossett belongings: report

    10/01/2008 11:43:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 2,855+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/1/08 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hikers in northern California have found clothing and personal items possibly belonging to millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who went missing a year ago, CNN reported on Wednesday. Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Randy Schienle told CNN that a sweatshirt and other identification possibly with Fossett's name on it had been found by hikers in the area.
  • Officials Say Body Parts Found Among Steve Fossett's Plane Wreckage

    10/02/2008 4:39:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1,952+ views
    FOX ^ | October 2, 2008
    Federal investigators say they found body parts amid the wreckage of missing adventurer Steve Fossett's airplane in the mountains of eastern California.The National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, said Thursday that searchers found enough at the crash site of Fossett's plane to provide coroners with DNA. National Transportation Safety Board acting Chairman Mark Rosenker won't say exactly what searchers found. But he says it was not surprising how little they uncovered, considering how long it had been since the crash. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson told reporters earlier Thursday that searchers "found enough wreckage to determine that it was in...

    10/02/2008 4:16:18 PM PDT · by Robe · 41 replies · 2,258+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/2/08 | Self
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  • Wreck confirmed as Fossett plane

    10/02/2008 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies · 1,879+ views
    BBC ^ | October 2008 17:58 UK 6:58 GMT, Thursday, 2 | BBC Staff
    The wreckage of a plane found near the town of Mammoth Lakes in California does belong to missing US adventurer Steve Fossett, officials say. A number plate confirmed the plane as the Bellanca Super Decathlon owned by the 63-year-old millionaire. No body has yet been found. The search began after a hiker found items thought to belong to Mr Fossett.
  • Sheriff: Plane Wreckage Found in California Is Steve Fossett's

    10/02/2008 7:19:11 AM PDT · by Dan Cooper · 47 replies · 2,962+ views
    Fox40 News ^ | 10-02-2008
    Summary of press conference by Mammoth Lakes Sheriff: Aircraft crash site found near Mammoth Lakes, CA. NTSB Confirms that the N number of the aircraft matches the missing adventurer's plane. Wreckage found about 1/4 mile from the location where Fossett's ID and other items where found. No remains were found in the aircraft. The aircraft appeared to a flown into the side of a hill.
  • Steve Fossett's Plane Wreckage Possibly Found in Calif.

    10/02/2008 12:01:26 AM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 34 replies · 2,028+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2008
    MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — Search teams combing a rugged part of eastern California for any sign of Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight more than a year ago, have spotted what appeared to be wreckage Wednesday, authorities said. Erica Stuart, spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff's Office, would not reveal the exact location of the reported aerial sighting, which she said was called in around sunset. Searchers had been combing a 10-mile radius around the spot where a hiker had found what appeared to be a pilot's license and other items belonging to Fossett earlier in...
  • Steve Fossett's ID papers reported found

    10/01/2008 4:51:38 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 43 replies · 1,738+ views
    Chicago Tribune / LA Times ^ | October 2, 2008 | Steve Chawkins and Amanda Covarrubias
    A hiker came across the papers in the backcountry near Mammoth Mountain, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Department. The adventurer vanished in September 2007. A hiker in the Sierra Nevada backcountry today found identification documents believed to be those of missing adventurer Steve Fossett, officials said. The ID cards were found by hiker Preston Morrow off a trail near the town of Mammoth Lakes earlier this week and were turned in to local police. The items reportedly carried the name of James Steven Fossett and the same date of birth as the adventurer, who vanished in September 2007 after...
  • Steve Fossett Items Found in Mammoth Lakes, CA: FAA ID Cards?

    10/01/2008 10:19:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies · 3,893+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | October 1, 2008 | Mitch Marconi
    Items belonging to Steve Fossett, an aviator who's been missing for over a year, have been found by a California couple in the woods. The couple was hiking in Mammoth Lakes, California, when they found FAA ID cards belonging to Steve Fossett - and police are saying the cards are not forged. A search of the area has not turned up any further evidence of the pilot. Steve Fossett, the commodities trader turned record-breaking aviator, was declared legally dead in February of this years, five months after he vanished while flying in Nevada.
  • Fossett's high-profile wreck defies rescuers

    09/08/2008 10:00:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 136+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | Monday, September 8, 2008 | Cyndee Fontana
    How could this iconic aviator plummet from the sky without a trace? How could one of the largest and most intensive searches in modern history fail to yield results? The answer, experts say, is that a plane wreck is one of the hardest needles to find in a rugged haystack -- especially the Sierra... Even experienced "wreckchasers" -- a growing group of hobbyists -- can be thwarted while hunting for an already documented site... The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Tyndall, Fla., has mapped nearly 180 crashes within the mountain range -- mainly so searchers can distinguish older wrecks...
  • Adventurer Steve Fossett 'may have faked his own death'

    07/27/2008 9:03:06 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 155 replies · 345+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/27/2008 | Chris Irvine
    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...
  • Adventurer Steve Fossett declared dead

    CHICAGO - Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who risked his life seeking to set records in high-tech balloons, gliders and jets, was declared dead Friday, 5 months after he vanished while flying in an ordinary small plane. ADVERTISEMENT The self-made business tycoon, who in 2002 became the first person to circle the world solo in a balloon, was last seen Sept. 3 after taking off in a single-engine plane from an airstrip near Yerington, Nev., heading toward Bishop, Calif. He was 63. His wife, Peggy V. Fossett, had him declared legally dead in Cook County Circuit Court as a step toward...
  • Declare Steve Fossett dead, asks adventurer's widow

    11/28/2007 10:46:37 AM PST · by RicocheT · 68 replies · 121+ views
    The ^ | 11/28/2007 | Lester Haines
    The wife of missing adventurer Steve Fossett has filed a petition for her husband to be declared legally dead, some three months after the 63-year-old disappeared without trace in the Nevada desert. Despite a huge search operation mounted following Fosset's evidently ill-fated 3 September flight from Barron Hilton's Flying M Ranch, roughly 70 miles southeast of Reno, neither he nor the remains of his Bellanca Citabria Super Decathalon have been found. Mary Downie, one of Mrs Fossett's lawyers, told the Chicago Tribune: "Although an ongoing recovery mission continues, all involved have accepted the inevitable conclusion that Mr Fossett did not...
  • Greeley balloon designer remembers adventurer, friend (Fossett)

    11/10/2007 5:55:40 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 10 Nov 07 | Dan England
    Greeley balloon designer remembers adventurer, friend Dan England, (Bio) November 10, 2007 When Tim Cole first got the phone call about Steve Fossett's disappearance, he was worried for his close friend. But he also figured it was Steve. Surely, another phone call was on the way with the news that he was all right. Cole, of Greeley, began working with Fossett in 1993 as a member of the Big Four, a group of aviation experts who gathered so Fossett could become the first person ever to fly around the world, alone, in a balloon. Cole was confident in his...
  • New Leads in Search for Fossett

    09/25/2007 8:06:47 PM PDT · by RDTF · 51 replies · 116+ views
    WJLA 7 DC ^ | Sept 25, 2007 | BRENDAN RILEY
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Relying on new leads from Air Force experts, crews looking for famed aviator Steve Fossett plan to comb a rugged area near Death Valley by air and foot, authorities said Tuesday. Gary Derks, the state Department of Public Safety official in charge of the search, said the Air Force analyzed images picked up by radar and satellite and "picked up what could be Mr. Fossett, his track." "It gives us an idea, if it's him, what direction he was going," Derks said of the wealthy adventurer, missing for more than three weeks. Derks said the area...
  • The search for Steve Fossett Turk and rescue

    09/20/2007 11:21:23 AM PDT · by Hal1950 · 11 replies · 134+ views
    Economis.Com ^ | 20 September 2007
    The high-tech hunt for a missing adventurer AS The Economist went to press, Steve Fossett, a famed and fearless aviator who went missing over the Nevada desert on September 3rd, had not been found. But it was not for want of trying. Mr Fossett has been the subject of one of the most intensive civilian manhunts in history—and also, fittingly, one of the most technological. Besides the usual panoply of search-and-rescue aircraft deployed by America's Civil Air Patrol, which wound down its search on September 17th, a different sort of search effort is being conducted online, using satellite photographs. These...
  • Web searchers may have found Fossett’s missing plane

    09/13/2007 12:55:13 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 86 replies · 4,647+ views ^ | 9/13/07 | Doug Osborne
    Steve Fossett is still missing since his plane plane disappeared on September 3 while searching for areas to attempt a new land speed record. Searching approximately 7,500 square miles, local authorities and the Air Force have yet to find the missing adventurer, but some high-tech images and assistance from the Internet community may have aided in spotting Fossett’s missing plane. Web users have come to the aid of rescuers by examining numerous satellite images using a service by called Mechanical Turk. According to AVweb, an aviation news resource, it is possible that one of the Web spotters found Fossett’s...