Steve Fossett 'missing' in Nevada
(BBC) A plane flown by record-breaking US adventurer Steve Fossett is missing in the Nevada desert, US federal aviation officials have said.
According to a local newspaper, the Nevada Record-Courier, Mr Fossett was last seen taking off south of Smith Valley, Nevada, on Monday evening.
He was reportedly flying a blue and white single engine plane.
A Civil Air Patrol spokeswoman, Major Cynthia Ryan, told PA news that a search for 63-year-old was under way.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said that authorities had been alerted when a friend reported Mr Fossett missing.