Fossett Search Likely Off Til Spring

Snow obscures crash site, could pose danger to investigators
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2008 7:58 AM CDT
John Amoroso, right, uses radio to communicate with other search and recovery teams climbing in the Inyou Forest to the crash site of adventurer Steve Fossett.   (AP Photo/ Rich Pedroncellli, Pool)
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(Newser) – The snowstorm that stopped investigators' search for aviator Steve Fossett this week will likely keep such efforts suspended until spring, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. A 2-foot buildup of snow has covered any evidence on the ground, and could pose hazards for search teams. Federal officials had removed the wreckage of Fossett's plane before the storm started.