Fossett Found?: Personal items of aviator reported near Mammoth Lakes
October 1, 2008
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities in rugged eastern California say a hiker has found items possibly belonging to missing adventurer Steve Fossett.
Inyo National Forest spokeswoman Nancy Upham said Wednesday that a hiker found the items near the town of Mammoth Lakes.
Fossett disappeared Sept. 3, 2007, after taking off in a single-engine plane borrowed from a Nevada ranch owned by hotel magnate Barron Hilton.
In 2002, Fossett became the first person to circle the world solo in a balloon.