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Wreckage of Fossett’s Plane Found

A hiker in a remote area of California found items belonging to Steve Fossett, including two of his aviation identification cards, along with several $100 bills.

Rescue crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that appears to be the one piloted by adventurer Steve Fossett when he disappeared in September 2007, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

The NTSB, which has sent an investigator to the accident site in the rugged eastern California mountains, did not say anything about finding remains of Fossett’s body.

Fossett, 63, vanished in a single-engine Bellanca plane after taking off from the airstrip of hotel magnate Barron Hilton’s ranch in Nevada. He did not file a flight plan but friends said he was going on a casual pleasure flight.

Fossett held 116 world records, in five different disciplines, 60 of which still stand.

14 world records in airplane flight, two in ballooning, six in glider flight, and one each in airship flight.

He died doing what he Loved.


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