July 31, 2015
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) - Safety officials investigating the death of Steve Fossett are trying to determine if weather played a factor on the day his plane crashed into the side of a mountain.
It was clear when Fossett took off from a ranch in Nevada the morning of the crash, but large stormclouds were reported over the peaks around Mammoth Lakes later that day.
Meanwhile, search crews are hoping to recover evidence -- such
as plane parts -- from the crash site before a storm moves into the
The National Weather Service is predicting rain in the area tonight, with snow expected in the higher elevations.
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