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Search Suspended Again for Missing American Aviator Steve Fossett


The search for missing American aviator Steve Fossett was suspended again Wednesday, after an unsuccessful effort to find him over the last four days.

Members of a search team were seeking signs of Fossett or his plane in rugged terrain in the western part of the western state of Nevada, based on new information found in an analysis of radar data.

Fossett has been missing since September 3, when he took off in a small airplane from a private airstrip in western Nevada.

Officials say while the search has been suspended, it will be revived if new information becomes available.

Fossett is known for his record-setting solo flights around the world by both balloon and airplane. He also swam the English Channel, competed in the Iditarod sled-dog race and scaled some of the world's best-known peaks.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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