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NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.
CHERYL CORLEY: Major Cynthia Ryan says gusty winds are hampering the search.
CYNTHIA RYAN: You've also got some mountain peaks out there, and they're pretty rugged. Not really tree covered to speak of, but there's a lot of nooks and crannies that we have to look at.
CORLEY: In 1995, Fossett became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon. In 2002, he went even farther - becoming the first person to fly around the world in a balloon. He called it an enormous relief.
STEVE FOSSETT: Because I put everything into this - all of my efforts, all of my skills. I've taken the risk associated with this over this long period of time. And finally, after six flights, you know, I succeeded. And it's a very satisfying experience.
CORLEY: Cheryl Corley, NPR News.
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