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Originally posted by sy.gunson
The search has thrown up three previously undiscovered aircraft wrecks. The search area therefore is quite remote and likely to be a restricted area.
Originally posted by Xfile
If indeed he was shot or forced down over restricted air space what would you expect?Thats what 'restricted'means.I wonder if his lack of a flight plan means he intentionally set out for this purpose?
Originally posted by AllSeeingI
It seems odd to me as a pilot that Fossett would not file a flight plan on this particular day. Maybe he didn’t want anyone to know he was adventuring into dangerous airspace. Or he simply could have felt that with the ideal flying weather that the risk was very minimal. The perfect flying weather adds to the mystery of this vanishing veteran pilot.
The most mysterious part of his disappearance is the absences of the ELT (emergency locator transmitter) emergency beacon. This mandatory piece of equipment was on Fossett’s plane and is designed to signal an alarm when a crash is detected. If the device is not working it will alert you with a tone and Fossett would have checked this during his preflight.