Will a small plane prove to be the undoing of noted adventurer Steve Fossett? Missing in Nevada since Monday, Fossett was flying a a single-engine aircraft when he disappeared.
Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett's admirers were counting on his grit and experience Wednesday as rescuers searched for his small plane, missing for more than a day in the rugged mountains and sagebrush-filled desert of western Nevada.
Fossett's single-engine plane vanished Monday as he was scouting dry lake beds for an attempt to set a world land speed record.
"Steve is a tough old boot. I suspect he is waiting by his plane right now for someone to pick him up," said Sir Richard Branson, the U.K. billionaire who has helped finance many of Fossett's adventures. "Based on his track record, I feel confident we'll get some good news soon."