Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hiker finds Steve Fossett's aviation IDs

By Jim Christie

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A hiker in a remote area of California has found two aviation identification cards belonging to millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, presumed dead after his plane went missing a year ago, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

"We got confirmation they were his," said Erica Stuart, a spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff's Office, referring to the cards -- one a pilot's license and the other from the Soaring Society of America.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said he could not confirm the authenticity of cards but that information on one matched FAA information on Fossett.

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