123. Adventurer Disappears

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Steve Magellan, world-famous adventurer, has been missing for days. The man who soared around the world himself in a balloon took off in a -engine airplane from a private airport in Nevada. He at noon for a three-hour flight. The weather perfect. There were no storms in the area. took no emergency provisions. Presumably, he considered his to be little different from a trip to market for a quart of milk.
He didn’t a flight plan, so exactly where he went unknown. Searchers are combing a 200 by 200 area by air. The terrain is high desert, lots of ravines. “It would be very easy a small plane like that to remain undetected months,” said an officer from the Civil Air . The plane, like most small planes, did not a “black box,” which sends out radio signals event of a crash. A friend of Magellan’s that he usually wears a watch that can radio signals. But no signals were coming from watch, if he was in fact wearing it.
had a knack for walking away uninjured from , so friends and relatives did not seem to overly alarmed. His younger sister said that it ’t surprise her if he came strolling out of desert in a day or two. Magellan made fortune in real estate when he was young, has devoted the rest of his life to world records in ballooning, piloting airplanes, and driving cars. The purpose of his afternoon flight was find a suitable area to try to set new land speed record for automobiles.