New Flight Record

Even for an adventurer, it was ``too exciting of a finish.''
That's what Steve Fossett says about the end of his record flight yesterday. He completed the longest nonstop flight in aviation history with an emergency landing in England. He flew his experimental plane more than 26,000 miles in about 76 hours.
The adventure began with a leak of 750 gallons of fuel as he took off in Florida. It ended with mechanical troubles that forced the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer down early, and not where he intended.
Last March, Fossett took off and landed at the Salina Municipal Airport, becoming the first person to fly solo around the world without refueling.
Fossett now has his third record in adventure flying.