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With Snow Melted, Search Resumes For Steve Fossett  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3100 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

I know this topic was discussed at great length. I find it weird that no trace of Steve or his aircraft has been found to date. I hope this new effort comes up with the answers that so far have eluded all that have searched.

Courtesy: Fox News

With Snow Melted, Search Resumes For Steve Fossett

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,365699,00.html

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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Hopefully they will be able to find him with the snow gone. I know that a person is not declared legally dead until they have been missing for seven years. It surprises me that even in America someone can just disappear like that. Are they doing an aerial or ground search, or both?


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7536 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

I believe they are going to do both Air and Ground, problem with the ground is that the area that he was believed to go down in, or thought of going down in is rather mountainous.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6311 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2506 times:



Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 1):
Hopefully they will be able to find him with the snow gone. I know that a person is not declared legally dead until they have been missing for seven years

I thought his wife was able to get him declared? I think as long as you can convince a judge, they can be declared dead. Clearly, she could...it's kind of tough to argue he's out there living Bear Grylls style in the Sierra Nevadas


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

I hope they can find something, but I wonder who is footing the bill for this. I would hope it's not the taxpayers.

-Mir



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12462 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
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Legally, he's dead
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...e-Steve-Fossett-declared-dead.html

Frankly, searching for whatever the local wildlife has left, seems a complete waste of time, effort, resources and money.



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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

Why so bitter? We might learn something by finding Steve Fossett that would help in future seaches. Sure, his wife had him declared dead, but I suspect she had no choice in order to survive financially, I am very interested to hearing the end of this story, although the end in all liklihood will be a crashed plane, and a dead Steve Fossett, let's take this to the end for future information and research

User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2075 times:



Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 6):
Why so bitter?

Because if this were the average Joe Pilot, the search would have lasted six weeks at best. If this search is going to be funded privately, more power to them, and I really do hope they find what they're looking for. But the taxpayer should not be footing the bill for this.

-Mir



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User currently offlineNwaLAS From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

I just think that he had a major heart attack and crashed somewhere inaccessible. I do wonder if the airplane he was in had enough fuel to make it to the Pacific Ocean.

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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1941 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):
I believe they are going to do both Air and Ground, problem with the ground is that the area that he was believed to go down in, or thought of going down in is rather mountainous.

And VAST, and outside of developed areas almost completely unpopulated. I've flown over the area where he was thought to have gone down numerous times and I certainly wouldn't want to have to look for one small airplane in all that wild terrain.



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