Searchers plan to look near Sweetwater on Saturday

A search of the Pine Nut Mountains in Douglas and Lyon County for missing aviator Steve Fossett is expected to be complete today, according to Col. Ed Locke of the Nevada National Guard.

Searchers from Douglas, Washoe, Churchill and Mineral counties will be searching two ridges near Sweetwater on Saturday.

Today's searches of Sonoma Pass and the Pine Nuts have so far revealed no sign of Fossett, who took off in a borrowed aircraft on Labor Day morning and has been missing since.

Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia Ryan said searchers have covered 20,000 square miles in search for Fossett. She said the aircraft have put in 508 hours as of today with 200 sorties.

On Friday, the patrol had 11 aircraft searching for Fossett.


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