KarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3156 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
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2015 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3074 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?
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2999 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
Nwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2625 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
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.
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TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3114 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2434 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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