Baby Boomer, Steve Fossett is Missing…

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Searchers were combing rugged terrain in western Nevada on Tuesday for billionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, missing since he left a private airstrip Monday morning, a Civil Air Patrol spokeswoman said.

Aviation record-holder Steve Fossett is missing and a search is under way.

Fossett, 63, who has broken numerous flying records, was in a single-engine plane when he took off Monday in good flying conditions, said Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia S. Ryan.

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He had planned to return to the Flying M Ranch at noon. The search began about six hours later, Ryan said.

Fossett did not file a flight plan, which is not required on flights using visual navigation.

When he left, he had four to five hours of fuel for flight, said Ryan.

Flying M Ranch is about 30 miles south of Yerington, Nevada.

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Fossett is the first person to solo around the world in a balloon, and has broken numerous other flight records.

Ryan said authorities are analyzing information from radar intelligence to try to track Fossett.

Six search aircraft with three-man crews, coping with gusty winds, are taking part in the Nevada search. Helicopters and planes from Naval Air Station Fallon, in Fallon, Nevada, the Nevada Air National Guard and the California Highway Patrol are helping.

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Built by Burt Rutan’s company Scaled Composites and flown by Steve Fossett, the GlobalFlyer was the first aircraft to fly around the world non-stop by a solo pilot. It performed this in 2005 with a time of 2 days, 19 hours. In 2006 it set a record for the longest on-stop flight without refuelling: 26,389.3 miles (42,469.46 km).
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Thank you CNN News
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Steve, I hope you are out there safe somewhere…if not I know that you were doing what you loved the most!

You are one COOL Baby Boomer!

My prayers and thoughts are with you.
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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