Sen. Ted Stevens,86, Has Died In Alaska Plane Crash…The Longest Serving Republican Senator In U.S.History.
Breaking News–CNN and other major news outlets are reporting conflicting information about the condition of ex-Senator Ted Stevens, who was on board the small private plane that crashed Monday night near Dillingham, Alaska.(CNN)
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Reports from officials in Alaska were that nine people were aboard the aircraft that crashed Monday evening and that “it appears that there are five fatalities,” NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz .
A family spokesman has told the media that former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens was indeed killed in a plane crash in southwestern Alaska. Mitch Rose told the AP that the family had been notified that the 86-year-old Stevens was among those killed.(CBS)
It was believed that the former head of NASA Sean O’Keefe,may have also perished in the crash Monday night in a rugged stretch of Alaska, but it was later found out that he was one of the survivors.
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Sean O’Keefe,54, was once the head of NASA, left NASA in 2005 to become chancellor of Louisiana State University. He is now the CEO of defense contractor EADS North America and oversees the bid for the hotly contested Air Force refueling jet contract. (WIKI)
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