Fossett Hunt Yielding No Clues

Search for millionaire adventurer yields no clues
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2007 7:49 PM CDT
Pilot Steve Fossett talks to a member of the ground crew as he prepares to take off in the GlobalFlyer at the Salina Municipal Airport in Salina, Kan. in this Feb. 28, 2005 file photo. A small plane carrying...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Searchers combing Nevada for Steve Fossett's plane have found six other uncharted wrecks, but no sign of the millionaire adventurer who's been missing since Monday. One downed plane thought to be his was found to have been last registered 30 years ago, CNN reports. Fossett's family remains optimistic, despite the discovery that Fossett took off with only one water bottle.

Fossett didn't file a flight plan, but was thought to have been on the look-out for dry lake beds where he could try breaking the land-speed record in a rocket-propelled car. Crews have covered a lot of ground, but, "It's like you took a 500-piece puzzle and threw four pieces randomly on the floor and tried to make sense of them," said one searcher.