Thursday, October 2, 2008

Steve Fossett's Super Decathlon Found

Well, it's over. The wreckage of Steve Fossett's Super Decathlon was found near Mammoth Lakes California. I knew that Steve was dead, but I had hoped that there would be that sliver of chance that he was living off of the land somewhere in Nevada. Not so. It seems as if Steve went down in a wooded area, died or was severely injured in the crash, then his body was eaten by wild life.

What could have caused such a famed and experienced pilot to go down? Engine failure? Weather? We may never know...

The nature of flying is that it is horribly unforgiving. Hopefully Steve did not make an arrogant mistake that led to his death. Hopefully it was something mechanical that he could not prevent or see.

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