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DNA tests confirm Steve Fossett's death

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DNA tests confirm Steve Fossett's death


DNA tests on bones found near the wreckage of Steve Fossett’s aircraft in the mountains of California have confirmed the US millionaire is dead.

The 63-year-old adventurer disappeared on a solo flight from a ranch in Nevada in September last year.

He was the first person to circle the globe in a balloon in 2002 and held scores more world records.

The bones were discovered last week nearly a kilometre away from a crash site.

Early last month, local search teams found the wreckage of the single-engined plane after a hiker handed in identification papers belonging to Fosset.

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