Published: 10:50 AM - 06-15-11
What does the mysterious disappearance of record-breaking aviator Steve Fossett have in common with Area 51?
In September 2007, Fosset went missing somewhere over the Sierra Nevada mountain range, sparking the biggest peacetime search and rescue operation in the history of the United States.
Over the ensuing days and weeks, reports would surface of dozens of other missing airplanes in a huge triangular area of California and Nevada. Could this mysterious region be another Bermuda Triangle?
The Nevada Triangle is as much a mystery as the Bermuda Triangle. After the disappearance of a millionaire Steve Fossett, the search for her whereabouts became the biggest peacetime search and rescue operation in U.S. history. What makes the Triangle so dangerous?
Nevada is a state located in the western region of the United States. The capital of Nevada is Carson City, and the state's largest city is Las Vegas.
An area some call the Nevada Triangle is where more than 2,000 planes have crashed in the last 50 years.
The Nevada Triangle is also famous for alien sightings, a top secret military base called Area 51, harsh landscape, and the extraordinary turbulent weather that makes it challenging to any pilot.
The Nevada Triangles stretches from Las Vegas in the southeast to Fresno in the west, with Reno at the top.
The area covers almost 25,000 square miles, half the size of England. There are many theories as to why so many planes go missing here, from unusual atmospheric effects to alien intervention.
The Sierra Nevada form a towering barrier, up to 14,500 feet high, that planes must cross to reach the rest of the country. Many surviving pilots who have crashed in the mountains report how disorientated they are.