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[Editor’s Note: Despite her unfounded public accusations that upset the widow and the public, CAP National Headquarters promoted her to the CAP National Public Affairs Director in 2008.]
Risk assessor Robert Davis, who conducted an eight-month investigation for insurers Lloyd’s of London, said he had “discovered that there is absolutely no proof that Steve Fossett is actually dead”. “I’m not a conspiracy theorist,” he said. “I’m a man who deals in facts, and I don’t really care if he is alive or dead, it make no difference to me. “What I am interested in is the truth – and a proper criminal investigation of this man’s disappearance was never undertaken by law enforcement or officials in the state of Nevada.”
By Chris Irvine | The Telegraph
Fossett, a friend of Virgin boss Richard Branson, and the first man to fly non-stop round the earth in a hot air balloon, went missing last September when his final flight in a light plane over the Nevada desert went missing.
However, Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia Ryan of the US Civil Air Patrol has said Fossett, whose body or plane was never found, could still be alive.
She said: “I’ve been doing this search and rescue for 14 years. Fossett should have been found.
“It’s not like we didn’t have our eyes open. We found six other planes while we were looking for him. We’re pretty good at what we do.”
Fossett’s disappearance sparked the biggest search in American history, with the Civil Air Patrol’s Black Hawks, fitted with infra-red technology, joined by over 30 private planes and internet experts scanning the Nevada desert looking for clues.
Lt Col Ryan believes Fossett may have faked his own death due to personal problems or fears about his business dealings.
There are also a number of anomalies that question whether Fossett’s plane ever crashed.