Two bones were later recovered a half mile from the crash site which was found to have belonged to Steve Fossett.
One of the earliest planes lost in the “Triangle” includes a story dating back 70 years when a B-24 bomber crashed in the Sierra Nevada mountains in 1943.
After a thorough search without success, the Air Force declared the 23-year-old pilot officially dead. Guant and dressed in tattered and filthy clothing, he had made his way to a camp in the backcountry of Kings Canyon National Park, east of Fresno, California.
He described that when something in the plane exploded he briefly black out, but came to in time to eject from the plane, badly injuring both ankles when he landed.
However, rather than finding it, yet another bomber went missing.