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04-03-05, 01:00
Steve Fossett has become the first person to fly a plane solo, non-stop around the globe without refuelling. He completed his mission despite a fuel shortage, landing the Virgin GlobalFlyer at 1950 GMT in Salina, Kansas, where he took off on Tuesday. The US millionaire had considered aborting the trip and landing in Hawaii, but he decided to press on because of favourable tail winds.

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