Steve Fossett

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Surfers Scour Google Earth for Signs of Aviator

Internet volunteer army pores over photos in Fossett search

(Newser) - An army of web surfers—even the guy in the next cubicle—has joined the search for missing aviator Steve Fossett. Google Earth has released fresh images of the Nevada desert, and surfers can scour chunks of wilderness for aircraft wreckage. One problem: "We're finding them left and right—...

Fossett Hunt Yielding No Clues
Fossett Hunt Yielding No Clues

Fossett Hunt Yielding No Clues

Search for millionaire adventurer yields no clues

(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...

Wreckage Found Isn't Fossett's Plane

First overnight search completed; aviator has been missing since Monday

(Newser) - Wreckage found yesterday has turned out not to be that of missing aviator Steve Fossett's plane, so the search goes on. The Nevada Air Patrol's first overnight search, using a high-tech thermal imaging camera, yielded nothing. Nevertheless, searchers remain hopeful. "If anyone has to be lost out there, this...

Branson Wants Google Earth in Fossett Search

Satellite images could hold clues to aviator's disappearance

(Newser) - Richard Branson said today he hopes to use Google Earth in the search for missing aviator Steve Fossett, whose small plane disappeared Monday over Nevada. The British billionaire and flying enthusiast wants to see if Google's satellite photos show where Fossett might have been heading, Reuters reports, and whether there...

Aviation Adventurer Is Missing
Aviation Adventurer Is Missing

Aviation Adventurer Is Missing

Search parties on the lookout for America's Richard Branson

(Newser) - Quixotic aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett, the first person to make it around the world in a balloon, was missing today when his plane disappeared over western Nevada. A search is on for his single-engine Bellanca, but the millionaire entrepreneur didn't file a flight plan, the AP reports.

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