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單挑不著陸環球飛行 佛塞特升空
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  縱橫天空與海洋的美國百萬富豪冒險家史蒂夫.佛塞特,昨天再度展開一場航空壯舉,他駕駛噴射機「全球飛行者號」(GlobalFlyer),從美國堪薩斯州沙利納市的機場起飛,試圖締造不落地、不做空中加油,而單人駕機環繞全球的世界紀錄。如果一切順利,佛塞特可望在六十六個小時(台灣時間四日凌晨二時許)之內大功告成。

  佛塞特於美國中央時間昨天晚間六時四十七分(台灣時間一日上午八時四十七分),在數百名觀眾的歡呼聲中,駕著「全球飛行者號」從沙利納起飛,向東北方的夜空飛去。佛塞特在起飛前的記者會中說:「我是一位終極試飛員……這趟冒險非同小可。」


  這項壯舉由英國航太業鉅子布蘭森爵士的「維京大西洋航空」公司贊助,他說佛塞特即將創下「地球大氣層中最後一項偉大的飛行紀錄」。布蘭森也是佛塞特的好友兼冒險夥伴,兩人曾一起乘坐熱汽球飛行全球。

  佛塞特駕駛「全球飛行者號」升空後,迄已飛越加拿大,並橫跨大西洋而進入非洲北部上空。佛塞特並向任務管制中心回報,飛行狀況一切正常。「全球飛行者號」的後續路線將劃過阿拉伯半島、巴基斯坦、印度、中國大陸與香港的天際,然後飛越浩瀚的太平洋,從美國西岸返抵沙利納。

  負責設計並製造「全球飛行者號」的係美國航太業界的傳奇人物伯特.魯坦,他的「太空船一號」火箭飛行器名噪一時,在去年十月曾完成太空飛行任務,勇奪「安薩里X獎」的一千萬美元獎金。

  佛塞特現年六十歲,早年從事金融業致富,後來創下多項航空與航海的世界紀錄,他在二○○二年七月單獨駕駛一具熱汽球,以不到十五天的時間不著陸環繞全球。去年佛塞特再接再厲,以破紀錄的五十八天時間駕船環遊世界,博得「現代麥哲倫」的美名。

  然而這次「全球飛行者號」的環球飛行任務,仍令佛塞特如履薄冰,因為他要單獨挑戰長達三萬七千公里的航程,經歷各地變化懸殊的天候,途中不能降落休息,也不能補充燃油,平均時速約四百四十公里,難度與風險遠超過駕船與熱汽球飛行。

  「全球飛行者號」的起飛重量約一萬公斤,其中約八二%為特製的防凍燃油,分裝在十三個油箱。它必須爬升至一萬五千公尺的高空,遠高於一般民航機的飛行高度,才能藉助對流層時速可達三百公里的噴射氣流,儘量節省燃油與飛行時間。

  為了減輕重量,「全球飛行者號」只配備一具噴射發動機,機身主要材質是碳纖維與環氧樹脂,空重僅有一千五百廿公斤,但是輕量化的設計難免影響其應付亂流等突發狀況的能耐。

  在長達數十個小時的飛行過程中,佛塞特只能小睡約卅分鐘,將飛機暫時交給自動駕駛系統,地面管制中心則透過視訊系統嚴密監控,一旦狀況有異就立刻喚醒佛塞特。任務團隊還會派出伴隨機緊跟在後,提供後勤支援並通報最新訊息。

  吃喝拉撒也是飛行途中的麻煩事,佛塞特準備只靠低脂奶昔補充體力,這樣可以減少固體排泄物的量。佛塞特的特製飛行裝備有收集袋與導管,讓他在狹窄的駕駛艙中儘可能舒適一點。


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法新社╱林治平 2008-10-03 06:05     

 
(法新社洛杉磯二日電)美國加州警方今天表示,搜救人員在內華達山脈發現一架飛機的扭曲殘骸,已確認是富豪冒險家佛塞特去年失蹤時駕駛的飛機,但沒有他屍體的蹤跡。

加州馬德拉郡警長安德森表示,搜救隊昨天在內華達山脈進行空中搜尋時,發現佛塞特所駕駛單引擎小飛機的殘骸。

救援人員稍後徒步抵達飛機殘骸所在地,證實是佛塞特失蹤時所駕飛機,但並未在現場發現人類遺骸。

安德森說,對墜機現場拍攝的照片似乎顯示,這架飛機以高速一頭撞向山坡。

他告訴記者:「撞擊情況看來如此嚴重,我懷疑是否有人能安然脫身。機身裡沒有屍體。我們在墜機現場沒有發現任何人類遺骸。」

全國運輸安全委員會官員羅森克表示,對墜機現場的初步分析顯示,佛塞特已在墜機時喪生。

他說:「資料顯示這是次撞擊力強大的墜機事件,似乎是沒有生還可能的事故。」他又說,可能得要「幾週,也可能幾個月」才能確定事故原因。

佛塞特的遺孀佩姬表示,樂於聽到發現她先生飛機殘骸的消息,因為「過去一年來,我先生究竟是生是死如終難以確定,讓我非常難熬。我希望如今能夠結束我人生中這段非常痛苦的時期」。

有五十名搜救人員將在墜機地區分散搜尋,希望能找到佛塞特的遺骸。這位億萬富翁去年九月三日由鄰州內華達的私人小機場駕機單飛,失蹤至今。

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法新社╱彭木芳 2008-10-03 01:50    
 
 
(法新社洛杉磯二日電)美國警方今天表示,在加州發現的一具飛機殘骸,已經證實是冒險家佛塞特去年失蹤時所駕駛的飛機。

警方發言人說:「搜索隊已進入當地並找到飛機。我們現在已確認這就是佛塞特失蹤時駕駛的飛機。」

他表示:「我們確實經過驗證並鎖定位置,確定找到這架失事的飛機。」

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法新社╱彭木芳 2008-10-03 00:50     
 
 
(法新社華盛頓二日電)美國政府調查機構人員今天表示,他們在加州山區發現一架小飛機殘骸,相信是失蹤年餘億萬富翁冒險家佛塞特駕駛的飛機。

國家運輸安全理事會發布聲明說,它們已經派出一隊人員「調查昨天發現的墜毀小飛機,這架小飛機顯然是冒險家佛塞特所駕乘的飛機」。

一名健行者前天在靠近加州猛瑪湖附近的內華達山脈東邊發現一架小飛機殘骸,其中包含現金及佛塞特名字的身份證件。


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Wreck of Steve Fossett's plane discovered: police

by Rob Woollard
2 hours, 28 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The mangled wreckage of the plane being flown by adventurer Steve Fossett when he disappeared has been found, police said Thursday, but there was no sign of the millionaire's body.
 
Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said the shattered remains of Fossett's single-engine Bellanca had been spotted during an aerial search of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains in California late Wednesday.

Rescuers later reached the plane on foot and confirmed it was Fossett's aircraft but found no human remains at the crash site.

Anderson said photos of the site appeared to indicate that the plane had smashed head-on into a mountainside.

"The crash looked so severe I doubt if someone would have walked away from it," Anderson told reporters. "There was no body in the plane. We have not found any human remains at the crash site."

Fifty searchers and five dog teams will fan out across the area in an effort to find remains of Fossett, who vanished on September 3 last year after taking off on a solo flight from a private airstrip in neighboring Nevada.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will also study the wreckage to determine what may have caused the crash.

Search and rescue teams had started combing the area near Mammoth Lakes on Wednesday after the discovery of aviation identity cards bearing Fossett's name, a faded fleece sweatshirt and 1,005 dollars cash.

Anderson said the crash site was roughly a quarter of a mile from where the identity cards and cash were found by hiker Preston Morrow.

Morrow told US media he had stumbled on the items by chance after taking a short cut. "I came across the I.D. card and the other card and the 100 dollar bills in the dirt and the pine needles and stuff and I went, wow," he said.

"There wasn't a picture of Fossett, but there was a name and I.D. And stuff ... It didn't pop in my head right at that time who that was."

Fossett's disappearance had baffled rescuers who found no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer despite a massive search that involved dozens of aircraft taking to the skies to scour the region.

A multi-millionaire who made his fortune dealing stocks in Chicago, Fossett set dozens of world records in sailboats, gliders and hot-air balloons.

He famously made the first solo nonstop, non-refueled circumnavigation of the world in 67 hours in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer. In 2002, he was the first person to fly solo around the world in a balloon.

In February, an Illinois judge declared Fossett legally dead at the request of his widow, who issued a recent statement that there were "no further plans for additional searching."

Fossett's iconic status and the unusual circumstances around his demise have brought comparisons to the enduring question of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

Fossett's friend and fellow adventurer, British tycoon Sir Richard Branson, said he hoped this week's discoveries would lay to rest conspiracy theories surrounding the case.

"The positive thing is that today, a couple of stories that have appeared in the press, they'll be put to rest once and for all, and everybody who was close to Steve will have the chance now to pay the right a tribute to what was a truly great and extraordinary person," Branson told Sky News television.

"They're definitely authentic belongings, it was his pilot license, his drivers license, it was also a membership card to the national aeronautic association which gave Stephen an award a couple of years ago," Branson said.

"He also often carried 100-dollar bills with him so we are certain that these are genuine findings."

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法新社╱盧瑞珠 2008-10-02 09:05    
 
 
(法新社洛杉磯一日電)美國警方今天表示,飛行冒險家佛塞特神秘失蹤超過一年之後,一群健行者昨天在加州偏遠山區發現疑似他的遺物。

猛瑪湖警局告訴「美國有線電視新聞網」(CNN),發現的物品包括一張寫有史蒂夫.佛塞特名字的身份證件,健行者昨天發現後即將它們交給警方。

警方表示:「他們在那個地區發現各式各樣的身分證明,事實上還有些現金。證件寫著史蒂夫.佛塞特這個名字。我們不確定這些是否屬於佛塞特所有,但上面確實有他的名字,這是一些各式各樣飛行員或飛機的執照。」

警方說,這些證件上都沒有佛塞特的照片,附近也沒有發現飛機殘骸,只找到一件運動衫,因為褪色得相當厲害,肯定丟在那裡很久了。

警方已經在猛瑪湖機場設立指揮站,並展開空中搜索。
 

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'Steve Fossett items' possibly found in California: police

Wed Oct 1, 5:51 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Items possibly belonging to missing aviator Steve Fossett have been found by hikers in a remote area of California more than one year after his mysterious disappearance, police said Wednesday.
 
Mammoth Lakes Police Department chief Randy Schienle, told CNN that items including an identity card bearing Fossett's name had been handed to authorities after being discovered on Tuesday.

"They found some miscellaneous ID and actually some cash in the area, and the ID has the name of Steve Fossett on it," Schienle told CNN.

"We're not certain that it belongs to Steve Fossett but it certainly has his name on the ID which are some miscellaneous pilots and/or aircraft licenses."

The identity cards did not have a photograph of Fossett on them and no plane wreckage was found near the items, Schienle said.

"We found no wreckage. We have found a sweatshirt in the area as well. And it's certainly been out in the area for some time as it's quite faded," Schienle told the network.

Police said a command post had been set up at Mammoth Lakes Airport and aerial searches of the area were underway.

The rugged terrain where the items were found is well within the range of the private airfield south of Reno, Nevada, where Fossett took off from on September 3, 2007.

Schienle declined to speculate on whether searchers expected to discover wreckage of Fossett's plane, a single-engine Citabria Super Decathlon.

"All I know is we have this ID. It seems to have been outside there for a while, because the ID itself is well weathered as well," he said. "I don't know if we're anywhere near a potential wreckage or not."

Fossett's disappearance baffled rescuers who found no trace of the 63-year-old adventurer despite a massive search that involved dozens of aircraft taking to the skies to scour the region.

A multi-millionaire who made his fortune dealing stocks in Chicago, Fossett set dozens of world records in sailboats, gliders and hot-air balloons.

He famously made the first solo nonstop, non-refueled circumnavigation of the world in 67 hours in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer. In 2002, he was the first person to fly solo around the world in a balloon.

In February, an Illinois judge declared Fossett legally dead at the request of his widow, who issued a recent statement that there were "no further plans for additional searching."

Fossett's iconic status and the unusual circumstances around his demise have brought comparisons to the enduring question of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937.

The fact that no trace of Fossett or his plane was found after his disappearance have given rise to numerous conspiracy theories, with British newspapers in July speculating he could have faked his death.

However Fossett's close friend and fellow adventurer Sir Richard Branson has rubbished the speculation. "If it were true, I'd be the happiest man ever," Branson told media earlier this year.

"I would love to see Steve alive and living somewhere with a beautiful lady. I'm absolutely sure that it's absolutely bollocks."

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【蔡筱雯╱綜合外電報導】美國億萬富豪探險家佛賽特(Steve Fossett)去年9月3日駕駛小飛機出航,在內華達沙漠神秘失蹤,5個月後經法院宣告死亡,英國《世界新聞報》昨指出,佛賽特失蹤至今沒找到飛機殘骸或屍骨,很可能因為他還活著,詐死只為解決財務或感情問題。

保險公司賠償15億
佛賽特死後,家屬可獲得英國勞氏(Llyods of London)保險公司賠償2500萬英鎊(15億台幣)鉅款,該公司調查人員戴維斯追查內幕,發現佛賽特曾背著妻子佩姬出軌,至少有兩名情婦,推測他可能是擔心離婚要付鉅款給妻子,藉詐死拋棄妻子;還有一說是佛賽特近年在華爾街投資失利,雖非嚴重虧損,但有傷他投資高手威名,乾脆詐死擺脫煩惱。
63歲的佛賽特曾駕熱氣球環繞地球航行一周,在飛航、滑翔等領域共創116項探險的世界紀錄,失事當天卻選擇他以前認為不安全的單引擎小飛機出航,既未帶降落傘、衛星定位手錶,也未進行起飛前安檢,態度輕率,引起懷疑。

搜救未見飛機碎片
參與搜救的美軍中校萊恩指出,搜救行動長達一個月,出動30架飛機,還動用紅外線科技與Google衛星協尋,但連一塊小碎片都沒找到:「我們絕非搜救不力,為了找佛賽特,我們總共找到六架飛機殘骸。」萊恩表示,她很難接受佛賽特駕機失事的說法,不能排除他仍活在世上:「任何事都有可能。」

富豪探險家佛賽特死亡疑點
.私家偵探調查發現,佛賽特生前背著妻子,劈腿於兩名情婦間
.失事飛機屬極易解體或隱藏的單引擎小飛機,佛賽特過去不喜歡駕駛這種飛機
.佛賽特探險經歷豐富,卻未帶降落傘或衛星定位手錶出航,僅穿T恤短褲
.駕機出發時只有一名目擊證人,官方調查卻未深入訊問此名證人
.飛機上裝有衛星求救訊號器,但搜救人員完全未接獲訊號
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富豪佛塞特失蹤近一年 搜救隊再出動搜尋
法新社╱黃鈺涵 2008-07-15 22:35     
 
 
(法新社洛杉磯十四日電)美國富豪冒險家佛塞特離奇墜機失蹤一年後,一支搜救隊今天在加州與內華達州交界地帶展開新的搜尋行動。另一支搜救隊可能隨後跟進。

由加拿大冒險家唐納頓帶領的搜救小組,今天開始進行一週的搜索行動,希望能解開佛塞特失蹤之謎。佛塞特去年九月三日原本只是要單獨駕機短暫飛行,但一去不復返。

儘管有數十架飛機到他失蹤區域進行大規模搜尋,始終未找到六十三歲的佛塞特和他駕駛的單引擎飛機。

今年二月,伊利諾州法官應佛塞特遺孀要求,宣判佛塞特死亡。日前她曾發布聲明表示:「並沒有新的搜索計畫。」

記者今天無法聯終上唐納頓,但他上周末曾表示,他帶領的十人搜救小組包括救護人員和健行好手,將搜尋大多數人難以進入的峽谷和森林地區。

如果唐納頓的搜索沒有成果,另一支由探險家海曼領軍的志願搜救隊將在下個月繼續搜尋佛塞特。


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Private search for Steve Fossett underway in Nevada

Mon Jul 14, 7:32 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The first of two searches for millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett got underway on the Nevada-California border on Monday, nearly one year after the aviator's mysterious disappearance.
 
A group led by Canadian adventurer Simon Donato began a week-long search on Monday, hoping to solve the mystery of what happened to Fossett after he took off for a brief solo flight on September 3 and never returned.

Fossett, 63, who was flying a single-engine Citabria Super Decathlon, was never found despite a massive search that saw dozens of aircraft take to the skies to help scour the region where he disappeared.

In February, an Illinois judge declared Fossett legally dead at the request of his widow, who issued a recent statement that there were "no further plans for additional searching."

Donato, who could not be reached for comment on Monday, said over the weekend his 10-member team includes paramedics and expert hikers who would search remote canyons and forested regions inaccessible to most.

If Donato's search is unsuccessful, explorer Robert Hyman intends to lead a team in August to conduct a similar volunteer search.

His group, made up of experts in aviation, hiking, mountains and climbing, has no fixed timetable for the length of the search.

Hyman, an investor who has led expeditions at Mount Everest and throughout Central America, said finding Fossett could be crucial to understanding why last year's search-and-rescue efforts failed.

"They really brought it all out, so why didn't they find him?" Hyman said. "The answer must be that he can't be seen from the air. What's blocking the eyes in the sky? He's probably under rocks, under a ledge.

"We just want to find Steve and we want to help with the methodology with search and rescue."

Both Donato and Hyman are members of the Explorers Club, an international adventure-enthusiasts organization of which Fossett was also a member.

Fossett's iconic status and the unusual circumstances around his demise have brought comparisons to the enduring question of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished over the Pacific Ocean during a round-the-world flight in 1937 and was never found.

"There is something of a parallel there, it's simply a mystery," said Explorer Club spokesman Jeff Stolzer.

"Steve was a beloved member of the club and an amazingly nice man. People were really saddened when he disappeared. They feel like it's almost an obligation to find out what happened."

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【李寧怡╱綜合外電報導】美國億萬富豪探險家佛賽特(Steve Fossett)去年9月3日在內華達州獨自駕小飛機出遊時失蹤,經過1個月動員數千人地毯式搜索仍音訊全無。歷經5個月後,芝加哥一名遺囑認證法官前天宣告,佛賽特在法律上已死亡。

遺孀請求分配財產
美國法律規定,失蹤人口須經7年才能被宣告死亡。法官前天是應佛賽特遺孀佩姬請求召開聽證會,聽取家屬及搜救專家的證詞後做出裁定。與佛賽特結縭38年的佩姬去年11月向法院請求宣告丈夫死亡,以便遵其遺囑分配龐大遺產。
63歲的佛賽特從事金融服務業致富,但讓他名聲遠播的是多項驚人的冒險紀錄。他曾先後獨自乘熱氣球及獨自駕機環繞地球一周,途中未曾停留,兩者均為全球第一人。他也曾創下駕船環球及越野滑雪的世界紀錄。他還登上多座世界高峰峰頂、泳渡英吉利海峽。

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駕機失蹤5個月 美富豪冒險家宣告死亡

【聯合報╱編譯王麗娟/綜合報導】 2008.02.17 02:06 am

在美國富豪冒險家佛塞特失蹤五個月後,芝加哥法院15日應佛塞特妻子的請求,依法宣告佛塞特已經死亡。

63歲的佛塞特去年9月3日駕駛單引擎飛機升空後下落不明。美國警方派遣搜救隊與直升機在內華達州山區搜尋一個多月,但毫無所獲。入冬後因天候惡劣只好停止搜索。但家屬與友人表示未放棄搜尋人機殘骸,會在春天恢復搜尋行動。人們最後一次看見佛塞特,是在內華達耶靈頓附近的一個小機場,他駕駛飛機準備前往加州畢夏普。

佛塞特的妻子佩吉‧佛塞特向法院提出宣告死亡的要求,以便依佛塞特的遺囑分配他的遺產。法院15日聽取佩吉、一名友人、一名搜救專家證詞後,裁定塞佛特已死。

白手起家,靠金融業致富的塞佛特,於2002年成為單人駕馭氣球環繞世界的第一人。完成壯舉前,他曾五試五敗。佛塞特以有系統的追求個人耐力極限聞名,包括游過英吉利海峽,完成鐵人三項等。他還攀登過瑞士知名的馬特洪峰,與非洲最高峰吉力馬札羅山。


佛塞特冒險大事紀


1985/22小時15分游過英吉利海峽。

1992/參加阿拉斯加狗拉雪橇大賽,名列47。

1995/締造不落地氣球飛行8748公里紀錄。

2002/以13天12小時16分13秒成為乘氣球環繞世界一周第一人。

2004/與12名組員以58天9小時32分45秒,改寫揚帆航海環繞世界紀綠,較舊紀錄少6天。

2005/單人飛機不落地、不加油飛行67小時環繞世界的第一人。

2006/最長不落地飛機飛行紀錄,76小時飛4萬2476公里。

2006/與一副駕駛共創滑翔機飛行高度世界紀錄,飛到1萬5445公尺高。

【2008/02/17 聯合報】

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失蹤5月 佛塞特宣告死亡
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    美國《芝加哥論壇報》昨天報導,富豪冒險家佛塞特駕機在內華達州山區失蹤5個月後,芝加哥法官昨天正式宣告他死亡。

    佛塞特之妻佩姬11月向伊利諾州庫克郡巡迴法院遞請願書,請法院宣告丈夫死亡,以便執行佛塞特的遺囑,將遺產分配給家人。美國法律規定,任何人必須失蹤7年才能宣告死亡。為此法官特別召開庭訊。

    法官馬拉克詢問佩姬、搜救人員之後宣布:「我認為證據再充分不過。」正式宣告佛塞特死亡。

    據報導,佛塞特有「龐大」遺產,動產與不動產加起來超過8位數。63歲的佛塞特去年9月3日駕駛Bellanca單引擎小飛機從內華達州耶靈頓起飛,之後音訊全無。

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路透社╱路透社 2007-09-20 14:22
 
路透舊金山電---內華達州公共安全部門發言人周三稱,政府將停止對失蹤美國冒險家福塞特(Steve Fossett)的主動搜救行動,但空中救援隊仍將待命,準備隨時飛往可能的墜機地點。

福塞特2002年成為首位單人乘熱氣球環繞地球一周者。他在9月3日獨自駕駛一架單引擎飛機在內華達州境內飛行時失蹤。州政府進行了內華達史上規模最大的搜救活動,並沒有發現福塞特的蹤跡。

內華達州公共安全部的發言人艾倫(Chuck Allen)對路透稱,搜救規模已經縮小,但政府仍認為福塞特有可能生還。(完)

--翻譯 余樂;審校 陳宗琦

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