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New hopes of finding Steve Fosset


By Associated Press

Carson City, Nevada – A Nevada official in charge of the search for missing aviator Steve Fossett says the Air Force has spotted Fossett's possible flight path.

Gary Derks says crews plan to comb a rugged area near Death Valley by air and foot. He says the Air Force analyzed images picked up by radar and satellite and "picked up what could be" Fossett's track.

The wealthy adventurer has been missing for more than three weeks. Derks says the area stretches about 100 miles to the southeast from where Fossett took off earlier this month. He says search planes will fly over the area this weekend. They're sending in ground search-and-rescue crews too.

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