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Fossett Found?: Personal items of aviator reported near Mammoth Lakes

AP Photo/ Charlie RiedelIn this Feb. 28, 2005 photo, pilot Steve Fossett walks across a windy runway to the GlobalFlyer at the Salina Municipal Airport in Salina, Kan. Authorities in rugged eastern California say a hiker has found items possibly belonging to Fossett who disappeared Sept. 3, 2007, after taking off in a single-engine plane borrowed from a Nevada ranch owned by hotel magnate Barron Hilton.

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.