Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Missing: Stephen Fossett

World aviation record holder Stephen Fossett is missing and a search is
under way in western Nevada, an aviation spokeswoman said.

Some of his accomplishments:

In 2005, Fossett made the first solo nonstop and non-refueled circumnavigation of the world in 67 hours in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, a single engine jet airplane.

In 2006, he again circumnavigated the world unrefueled non-stop in 76 hours, 45 minutes in the GlobalFlyer setting the absolute record for the longest flight by any aircraft in history of 26,389 statute miles (42,469 km).

In 2002 Fossett received aviation's highest award, the Gold Medal of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI).

Looks like his plane went down.

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