Wreckage from a plane belonging to Steve Fossett is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 in a handout photo released by the Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue. Searchers found the wreckage of Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on, authorities said Thursday. Crews conducting an aerial search late Wednesday spotted what turned out to be the wreckage in the Inyo National Forest near the town of Mammoth Lakes. (AP Photo/Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue)
Wreckage from a plane belonging to Steve Fossett is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 in a handout photo released by the Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue. Searchers found the wreckage of Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on, authorities said Thursday. Crews conducting an aerial search late Wednesday spotted what turned out to be the wreckage in the Inyo National Forest near the town of Mammoth Lakes. (AP Photo/Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue) Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue
Wreckage from a plane belonging to Steve Fossett is seen on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 in a handout photo released by the Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue. Searchers found the wreckage of Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada just over a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on, authorities said Thursday. Crews conducting an aerial search late Wednesday spotted what turned out to be the wreckage in the Inyo National Forest near the town of Mammoth Lakes. (AP Photo/Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue) Mono County Sheriff's Search & Rescue

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