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4. Update: Steve Fossett Vanishes

Near the end of 2008, one year after aviator Steve Fossett’s Bellanca Super Decathlon disappeared in the Nevada desert ("The Vanishing," ADVENTURE December/January 2008), a local hiker stumbled upon $1,005 in cash and the pilot’s license of the man who’d broken more than a hundred world records. The site, at 10,000 feet near Mammoth Lakes, California, was miles from where authorities had been searching. Two days later an aerial rescue team found Fossett’s missing plane, or what was left of it; he appeared to have flown straight into the mountainside, which would have killed the adventurer instantly.

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