In a discovery reminiscent of the finding of cash from the loot of airplane hijacker "D.B. Cooper", this week a hiker in California came across eleven Federal Reserve Notes which apparently belonged to adventurer Steve Fossett, whose plane went missing over a year ago. Will these souvenirs of an historic discovery find their way into the numismatic market someday? -EditorSearch teams have found the wreckage of the plane piloted by missing adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished more than a year ago, Madera County, Calif. Sheriff John Anderson said Thursday.
It was the first development since authorities announced Wednesday that a hiker in rugged mountain wilderness found items belonging to Fossett. A pilot license and a membership card in the Soaring Society of America found off a trail in eastern California belonged to the multimillionaire, said Erica Stuart, a spokeswoman for Madera County.
Preston Morrow also found other IDs, ten $100 bills and a $5 bill on Monday. Morrow, 43, said he was hiking off regular trails when he spotted money on the ground on a steep ridge at about 10,000 feet.
"Wow, hundred dollar bills," Morrow recalled.
He did not realize initially that the items, which bore the name James Stephen Fossett, were linked to the famous aviator and adventurer. He turned them over to police Wednesday after unsuccessfully attempting to contact the Fossett family.
To read the complete article, see: Wreckage of Fossett plane found (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-10-01-fossett_N.htm)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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