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  • NTSB: Downdrafts downed Fossett


    The NTSB has determined that the most likely cause of the crash that killed adventurer Steve Fossett on 3 September was “an inadvertent encounter with downdrafts that exceeded the climb capability of the airplane.”


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  • Sabreliner crew to attempt world record flight


    On 19 March Capt Riccardo Mortara and his crew will set off from Geneva in a Sabreliner business jet on a mission to...


  • ACCA first flight breaks new ground


    Lockheed Martin will work through November to expand the flight envelope of an experimental aircraft testing new...


  • Fossett crash report provides questions, not answers


    Without attempting to provide a probable cause for the...


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  • Sabreliner crew to attempt world record flight

    News | 01 Mar 2010 14:30 | Kate Sarsfield

    On 19 March Capt Riccardo Mortara and his crew will set off from Geneva in a Sabreliner business jet on a mission to set the record for the fastest flight around the world.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sabreliner-crew-to-attempt-world-record-flight-338916/
  • NTSB: Downdrafts downed Fossett

    News | 09 Jul 2009 20:16 | John Croft

    The NTSB has determined that the most likely cause of the crash that killed adventurer Steve Fossett on 3 September was “an inadvertent encounter with downdrafts that exceeded the climb capability of the airplane.”http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-Downdrafts-downed-Fossett-329497/
  • ACCA first flight breaks new ground

    News | 08 Jun 2009 11:00 | Stephen Trimble

    Lockheed Martin will work through November to expand the flight envelope of an experimental aircraft testing new composite materials that could revolutionise...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ACCA-first-flight-breaks-new-ground-327389/
  • Fossett crash report provides questions, not answers

    News | 10 Mar 2009 11:00 | David Learmount

    Without attempting to provide a probable cause for the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fossett-crash-report-provides-questions-not-answers-323590/
  • NTSB investigating crash debris believed to be Fossett's aircraft

    News | 02 Oct 2008 13:00 | Stephen Trimble

    <P>Federal aviation safety investigators were dispatched today to examine a newly-discovered <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/09/05/216575/aviation-adventurer-steve-fossett-missing-during-citabria-super-decathlon-flight.html">crash&nbsp;site possibly linked to Steve Fossett, a pilot and adventurer missing for more than a year</A> and presumed dead.</P> <P>Wreckage located “in the vicinity” of Mammoth Lakes, California, near where a hiker found Fossett’s personal effects, is believed to be from the crashed Bellanca aircraft piloted by Fossett when he vanished on 3 September 2007, the US National Transportation Safety Board announced today.</P> <P>A hiker earlier this week found a weathered sweatshirt and identification cards printed with Fossett’s name.&nbsp; </P> <P>An airborne search party dispatched to the scene found wreckage located nearby in a wooded, mountainous area, and at an elevation of about 10,000ft above sea level. The area is roughly 65mi from the Fohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-investigating-crash-debris-believed-to-be-Fossetts-aircraft-316775/
  • Hikers find possible clues to Steve Fossett crash mystery

    News | 01 Oct 2008 20:58 | John Croft

    <P>Items appearing to belong to Steve Fossett have been found by hikers in California near Mammoth Lakes, about 65mi south of where the presumed dead adventurer departed on a local flight on 3 September 2007. </P> <P>Among the items found were a “weathered” sweat shirt, cash and a pilot’s license with Fossett’s name on it, according to a report on CNN. </P> <P>US Federal Aviation Administration pilot’s licenses do not include a photo. Given the aircraft’s 147mph cruise speed, the location would have been within the distance Fossett would have been expected to cover given that his flight was to be 2 to 2.5h in duration. Searchers initially believed Fossett had gone down within a 50mi radius of the ranch.</P> <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 353px; HEIGHT: 306px" alt="steve fossett" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=19215" border=0></P> <P>A massive search was launched after Fossett failed to return to the Hilton Ranch in western Nevada that morning. He had told friends at the ranch that he washttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Hikers-find-possible-clues-to-Steve-Fossett-crash-mystery-316738/