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Looking For Lost 'White Bird' Plane From 1927 Transatlantic Flight
2013-05-10 13:57:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Frenchman is heading up the fifth search for a plane that disappeared over 80 years ago when two pilots attempted to complete a transatlantic flight. Rachel Kaufman, writing for the National Geographic News, wrote a report about how Bernard Decré is attempting to find the plane of Charles Nungesser and François Coli. The two pilots, flying the White Bird aircraft, set off to fly from Europe to North...

2009-07-10 07:17:19

Michael Jackson's cousin said the late U.S. pop star's casket was open during a private family viewing near Los Angeles this week. Jackson died of cardiac arrest June 25 after a suspected prescription drug overdose. He was 50. A private viewing was held Monday night and a family funeral took place early Tuesday morning before a televised, star-studded public memorial later in the day. He looked like himself. He looked like he just was laying there sleeping, Jackson's cousin, David Fossett,...

2009-01-01 15:00:30

Nick Lynch, the football coach and athletic director at Suitland (Md.) High School, was killed in a New Year's Eve car accident, police said. Lynch, 43, won 117 games and Maryland state football titles in 2004 and 2006. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Lynch was killed early Wednesday morning in a two-car collision about a mile from his Brandywine (Md.) home. Maryland state trooper Wesley Brown told the newspaper Lynch's 2008 Dodge Magnum was struck by a 2000 GMC Sierra. Brown added...

2008-11-05 15:45:00

Results of DNA tests have confirmed that two large bones found last Wednesday near the wreckage of a plane in California are those of millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, according to police. The 63-year-old record-breaker disappeared over a year ago during a solo flight from a nearby Nevada ranch. The bones were recovered roughly half a mile away from a crash site in a remote stretch of the Sierra Nevada mountains in eastern California. The site was discovered last month after a hiker...

2008-10-04 18:00:03

By Lucy Bogustawski MILLIONAIRE adventurer Steve Fossett died when his plane slammed into a mountain on a cloudy day. The discovery comesmore than a year since the record-breaker disappeared while hunting for a suitable location to try to break the current land speed record. Search teams were led to the wreckage of the 63-year-old's plane earlier this week after ahiker stumbled across a pilot's licence and other ID cards belonging to him. The belongings were found close to where...

2008-10-03 15:00:02

The hiker who found items of adventurer Steve Fossett has been thanked by the wife of the daredevil who has been missing since last September. Peggy Fossett also expressed hope that the discovery of her husband's items would "bring to closure a very painful chapter in my life," the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "I especially want to thank Preston Morrow, who made this discovery and turned over Steve's belongings to the authorities. I am anxious to learn of the circumstances and cause...

2008-10-03 16:40:00

Investigators reported the discovery of what they believe may be human remains among the wreckage of 63-year-old millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett's plane wreckage in eastern California. The minimal remains are believed to be enough to provide a DNA sample for identification testing. Fossett disappeared in September 2007 while conducting a solo flight from a Nevada ranch.  His plane was discovered Wednesday after a hiker handed over to police items belonging to Mr. Fossett.  The...

2008-10-03 09:00:03

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) -- Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada more than 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, Sheriff John Anderson said. They confirmed around 11 p.m....

2008-10-03 06:00:02

By Stephen McGinty HE DISAPPEARED into the clouds and left behind a mystery and allegations of a faked death. More than a year after Steve Fossett, the American billionaire adventurer, took off on a routine flight, the wreckage of his small plane has been discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains. According to aviation experts, the plane appears to have smashed head-on into the mountainside. But in a point likely to be seized upon by conspiracy theorists, Mr Fossett's body has not yet...

2008-10-02 21:00:02

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. - After an aerial search turned up what appears to be wreckage of plane, ground crews are trying to determine whether it was the one piloted by adventurer Steve Fossett when he vanished more than a year ago. Searchers had been combing a rugged part of eastern California on Wednesday after a hiker found identification documents belonging to Fossett earlier in the week. A pilot reported seeing possible wreckage around sunset, said Erica Stuart,...

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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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