Monday, March 5, 2012

Aviator's Fate Puzzles Search Crews

MINDEN, Nev. - In their quest to find missing aviator Steve Fossett, searchers have come across uncharted plane wrecks six times. But none of the wrecks shed light on what may have happened to the multimillionaire.

Hopes that a crashed plane spotted on the side of a hill might be Fossett's were dashed quickly Friday when ground crews learned the plane last was registered more than three decades ago in Oregon.

As the search for Fossett stretched into its fifth full day Saturday, weary rescuers were no closer to understanding where he was flying or where his small plane might have gone down.

Saturday provided seemingly ideal flying conditions, as fresh Civil Air …

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