Over a Year Later … Mystery of Missing Steve Fossett … ID, Plane & Human Remains Found


It has been over a year since millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett went missing went the plane he was flying disappeared. After numerous searches with no positive results, Steve Fossett was legally declared dead. However, his body was never found, his plane was never found and the mystery continued. It seemed as if we would never learn what happened to Steve Fossett.


That is until this week when a hiker first found some identification document belonging to Steve Fossett. Then approximately 1/4 mile away from where the ID’s were discovered, what was left of Fossett’s plane was located. Now, it is being reported that human remains have been found as well scattered in the wreckage. The mystery may be solved to just what happened to Steve Fossett and why his plane went down after all.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Over a Year Later … Mystery of Missing Steve Fossett … ID, Plane & Human Remains Found”

    1. Maggie on October 2nd, 2008 10:49 pm

      I am glad to hear that finally there are answers..for his family..

    2. Brenda in Virginia on October 3rd, 2008 8:36 am

      My feeling is a seasoned pilot such as Fossett would’ve had time on a clear day to set off an emergency beacon or radio in there was a problem….certainly he had a radio!

      my thought is a medical condition overcame him and he was not able to do anything. Heartattack or stroke or something. We don’t know his health status. Athletes in the peak of shape die from health issues that have many times gone undiagnosed. Since there will be no way to determine that from what remains are left…maybe when his medical records are reviewed it will allow a scenario to emerge unless they can find the plane did have a catastrophic mechanical issue that took it down in just a couple of second.

      Remember, 2 witnesses came foward early on saying they either saw or thought they saw a plane going down in the area. That tells me Steve would have had time to radio or call to alert of a problem. He did not…so my guess will remain a medical emergency for now.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on October 3rd, 2008 10:58 am

      Now that I’ve read the updates..gotta retract my whole theory. Reports out of California say it WAS a cloudy day after all and storms were in the area.

      That does kinda say he was too comfortable in those “safe” surroundings he was so familiar with. Really surprised he ran into a mt.

      Another story…I was at the Martinsville NASCAR race the day that Hendricks plane slammed into the mountain killing like 13 family and crew memebers. THAT was also an extremely cloudy and foggy day. Yet, it turned out to be a blessing because had it not been for the low ceiling, we would have been able to see the smoke from the burning plane from the track! Instead, NASCAR had the presence of mind to wait until after the race had ended to tell even the drivers of the news. Locals apparently knew within the hour a plane had crashed…and local track workers figured out who it was when the Hendricks people did not arrive as scheduled. Much to their credit, they also held their mouths shut until NASCAR announced (I heard it though my headset) that the plane had crashed and had been identified as a Hendrick’s Motor Sports aircraft.

      You could have heard a pin drop as the crowd left. If you’ve ever been to a NASCAR race, you’ll know how unusual that is!

    4. da_wench on October 3rd, 2008 1:51 pm

      I’m glad his family has answers and can put to rest the nasty rumors about SF staging his death for insurance money. That was a bunch of BS!

    5. Ray on October 4th, 2008 8:33 am

      Some missing people would never be found were it not for hikers,hunters and fishermen.

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