Search for Millionaire Aviator Resumes
The hunt for multimillionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished in September after taking off by plane from a remote Nevada ranch, is resuming now that snow has melted in rugged mountains where he may have crashed. Adventurer Steve Fossett took off for a pleasure flight Sept. 3 in a small plane from Yerington, Nev., and has not been seen since then. An extensive search turned up no clues and he was declared legally dead in February. Now, the hunt for the aviator has started back up. The search won't match last year's, which covered about 20,000 square miles and involved a small air force of private and military planes, along with ground searchers and high-tech equipment. This time, two teams of volunteers will hike through a smaller area where the 63-year-old Fossett was last seen. Fossett made millions of dollars trading futures and options on Chicago exchanges.