Fossett's Whereabouts Still "A Mystery"

MINDEN, NEVADA (AP) -- Dozens of airplanes and helicopters are again searching the Nevada high desert for missing aviator and adventurer Steve Fossett.  It's the eighth day of the search and, so far, there hasn't been a trace of Fossett or his airplane since he took off last week from an airstrip at an isolated ranch.

Adding to the growing frustration is the fact that search parties have spotted wreckage of eight other airplanes that had been lost for years in and around the rugged mountains of western Nevada.

The search is covering 17,000 square miles over mostly Nevada wilderness and parts of California on the eastern front of the Sierra Nevada range.

Updated by AEB

The Associated Press contributed to this report.