As the search for Steve Fossett entered its 10th day, experts told the Telegraph the millionaire adventurer’s chances of survival were slim. Fossett hasn’t been seen or heard from since he left a Nevada airstrip Sept. 3, and authorities haven’t received signals from his plane or watch. Searchers would be “lucky to find him alive,” one wilderness expert said.
One civil air patrol official said Fossett’s “sheer grit and determination” would save him, adding perhaps broken arms prevented him from signaling. Officials believe the record-breaking aviator carried only one bottle of water with him while flying through Nevada, the driest state in the US. “No food, that’s not a problem. No water, that’s a problem,” said the expert.