Thursday, March 03, 2005

FOSSETT SETS SOLO RECORD




Watch Fossett land US adventurer Steve Fossett has achieved the first solo, non-stop flight around the globe. He completed his mission despite a fuel shortage, landing the Virgin GlobalFlyer at 1948 GMT in Salina, Kansas, where he took off on Tuesday.

The millionaire had considered aborting the trip and landing in Hawaii, but he decided to press on because of favourable tail winds. "What a day," he said as he emerged from the plane after a 67-hour journey.

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