Wreckage of Fossett's Plane Is Found

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Steve Fossett was the first man to circumnavigate the world in a hot-air balloon and the first to fly an airplane solo around the globe without refueling. Last September, the 63-year old millionaire took off in a light plane from Yerington, Nevada, and hasn't been seen since. On Monday, in the wilderness near Mammoth Lakes, California, a hiker found Fossett's identification papers and a thousand dollars in cash. Today, searchers discovered the wreckage of his light plane at an elevation of 10,000 feet, as Steve Chawkins reports in the Los Angeles Times.

Credits

Guest:
Steve Chawkins - Reporter, Los Angeles TImes

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper