Bones found near Fossett crash site

Bones found near Fossett crash site

MADERA, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Investigators making a final search of the area in the California Sierras where adventurer Steve Fossett crashed found bones, officials said Thursday.
Snowstorm halts Fossett recovery efforts

Snowstorm halts Fossett recovery efforts

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- California authorities say it could be next year before recovery efforts can resume at the site where adventurer Steve Fossett's plane crashed.

Fossett wreckage collected from mountain

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Investigators have finished removing the wreckage of adventurer Steve Fossett's plane from California's remote Sierra Nevada mountains, officials said.
Fossett's wife thanks hiker finding items

Fossett's wife thanks hiker finding items

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The hiker who found items of adventurer Steve Fossett has been thanked by the wife of the daredevil who has been missing since last September.
Human remains found with Fossett plane

Human remains found with Fossett plane

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Human remains have been found in the wreckage of Steve Fossett's small plane high in the Sierra Nevada in California, a federal official said Thursday.

Hiker who found Fossett items thanked

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Millionaire Richard Branson used a morning talk show to thank Preston Morrow, who found items of missing adventurer Steve Fossett in the California mountains.
New searches launched for Steve Fossett

New searches launched for Steve Fossett

LAS VEGAS, July 15 (UPI) -- Two volunteer teams say they will search the California-Nevada border area for any signs of adventurer Steve Fossett, missing with his plane since September.
Nevada to bill widow for Fossett search

Nevada to bill widow for Fossett search

CARSON CITY, Nev., May 1 (UPI) -- Nevada will be sending a bill to the widow of adventurer Steve Fossett for the cost of the unsuccessful search for his missing plane.
Flier and balloonist Fossett declared dead

Flier and balloonist Fossett declared dead

CHICAGO, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Steve Fossett, the commodities trader turned record-breaking aviator, was declared legally dead Friday, five months after he vanished while flying in Nevada.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.
By United Press International

Wife asks to declare Steve Fossett dead

CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The wife of Steve Fossett, a millionaire adventurer who disappeared in September flying over Nevada, has asked a Chicago court to declare him legally dead.

Fossett search uncovers old crash sites

RENO, Nev., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The extensive search for famed adventurer Steve Fossett in Nevada has proven fruitless, except for the discovery of several unrelated and aged crash sites.

Fossett searchers check Calif., Nev. sites

MINDEN, Nev., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Rescuers investigated three new possible crash sites as the search for missing U.S. aviator Steve Fossett entered its 11th day.

8 planes found in search for millionaire

MINDEN, Nev., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- One of the eight wrecked planes found by rescuers searching for millionaire Steve Fossett in Nevada may belong to a man who went missing in 1964.
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Steve Fossett
SLP2002070307- ST. LOUIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Mission Control Director for balloonist Steve Fossett Joe Ritchie nervously watches television as he awaits word that Fossett has landed in Australia, at Mission Control at Washington University in St. Louis on July 3, 2002. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

James Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007) was an American commodities trader, aviator, sailor, and adventurer and the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry, and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, Fossett set 116 records in five different sports, 60 of which still stood when he disappeared

On September 3, 2007, Fossett was reported missing after the plane he was flying over the Nevada desert failed to return. Despite a month of searches by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and others, Fossett could not be found, and the search by CAP was called off on October 2, 2007. Privately funded and privately directed search efforts continued, but after a request from Fossett's wife, he was declared legally dead on February 15, 2008.

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