Death Valley May Be On Lookout For Steve Fosset
Since September 3rd, we've been hearing about the search for the billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett. He took off in a plane for a short flight from a remote ranch in Nevada, but didn't return. They have been searching for Steve from the air, by foot, and they've even been searching for him from the internet (using recently updated aerial photography). So far they haven't found Steve.
Today, however, the search team has a new sets of clues to follow, thanks to the Air Force. Using an analysis of satellite and radar images, the Air Force thinks they may have found Steve Fosset's track. They now think he may have been heading towards Death Valley. The area they'll examine is 100 miles away from where he took off, and includes very rough terrain. The search will focus in an area that would include Nevada's remote Silver Peak Range, close to Death Valley National Park in California.
"There's nothing definite, nothing concrete," search coordinator Gary Derks told the papers. "These are just some hits that we want to track." Because the area is so rough, says Derks, "he's going to be hard to see. That's why we're sending in the ground search-and-rescue crews, too."