Sat, Sep 08, 2007
But Still No Sign Of Missing Aviator
Crews searching for famed aviator Steve Fossett, who went
missing over the Nevada desert Monday, have turned up six
previously unidentified accident sites... but still no sign of the
man they're searching for.
The Nevada Record-Courier reports searchers have stumbled upon a
half-dozen accident sites around Nevada and California since the
search began in earnest five days ago, including a location near
Fort Churchill Road that emergency personnel initially thought may
have been connected to Fossett.
Further investigation by a Care Flite helicopter crew showed it
to be an old accident scene, however, involving an aircraft last
registered in Oregon in 1975.
"That we're finding so many crash sites is an indication of the
search we're doing," Civil Air Patrol spokeswoman Major Cynthia
Ryan said. "We’re putting the area under a microscope, so to
The appoximately 17,000 square-mile search area could include as
many as 150 such accident sites, Ryan added.
As ANN reported Friday, crews
are using a variety of methods -- from advanced airborne
imaging equipment, to search crews on horseback -- to search for
the missing adventurer, who disappeared Monday during a flight to
scout possible locations to attempt a land-speed record later this
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