I was very startled to come home today and read this news.
MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who has cheated death time and again in his successful pursuit of aviation records, was missing Tuesday after taking off in a single-engine plane the day before to scout locations for a land-speed record, officials said.
Teams searched a broad swath of rugged terrain in western Nevada near the ranch where he took off, but searchers had little to go on because he apparently didn’t file a flight plan, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
I was very fortunate to be able to watch Mr. Fossett’s record-breaking flight around the world in the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer. Ironically enough, the picture I chose for my top logo last night was taken by me upon his landing following that flight. I pray that this turns out ok and he’s found alive and well.