28 July 2008

Did Steve Fossett fake his death?

I detest "celebrity" news, but I love "conspiracy theory," so I'll let this fall into the latter category. The disappearance of adventurer Steve Fossett last year sparked a lot of media interest and some bewilderment, but at the time at least no controversy. Now questions are being raised - not surprisingly, by the insurance company.
However, Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol has said Fossett, whose body or plane was never found, could still be alive.
She said: "I've been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found.
"It's not like we didn't have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We're pretty good at what we do."

The choice of plane was also a baffling one - a Bellanca Citabria Super Decathlon, which, according to risk assessor Robert Davis said was constructed from a steel and wood frame, but actually covered in fabric, making it easy to dismantle.
Stay tuned.

Update:  As Kevin points out in his comment, Fosset's body was later found.  I could delete the post, but I'll leave it up as an object lesson re conspiracy theory.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, no conspiracy. Fosset's remains were located about 6-9 months ago. Time for an update.


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