Bones found near crash site of Beaver Creek resident Fossett’s plane |

Bones found near crash site of Beaver Creek resident Fossett’s plane

Daily staff report
Beaver Creek CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado ” Bones found Wednesday about a half-mile away from the crash site of Beaver Creek, Colorado resident Steve Fossett in California are believed to be human, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.

No remains were found at the crash site itself.

Sheriff’s deputies and volunteers from the Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team found bones, a pair of tennis shoes, credit cards and Fossett’s Illinois drivers license.

A DNA test is pending.

Fossett, a part-time Beaver Creek resident, was last seen Sept. 3, 2007, when his plane took off from a ranch in Nevada for what was supposed to be a short joy ride.

He was declared legally dead Feb. 15.

Fossett holds 116 world records for endeavors in airplanes, balloons, sailboats and gliders. He swam across the English Channel, raced a car for 24 hours straight, did the Ironman Triathlon, skied from Aspen to Vail and completed the Iditarod dogsled race.

In 2005, he became the first person to fly a plane solo around the world without stopping or refueling, covering 23,000 miles in 67 hours in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer jet.

A memorial was held for Fossett at the Vilar Center in March.

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