CNN is reporting that after a month of searching for aviation adventurer Steve Fossett, the Civil Air Patrol has called off the operation. Fossett disappeared in early September while flying over the deserts of Nevada reportedly in search of the perfect spot for a future attempt at breaking the land speed record.
Fossett is a world record holder, an aviation pioneer, and a vital part of the Virgin Atlantic Team that helped give rise to Virgin Galactic and it’s suborbital spacecraft.
It is believed that over the past 50 years, some 150 planes have disappeared in Nevada. To date, there are only 129 listed crash sites.