Plane Crashes in Alaska: Former Senator Ted Stevens Feared Killed
A small plane carrying nine people crashed sometime today in southwest Alaska. Among the passengers were former Alaska senator Ted Stevens, who was unseated in 2008 by Democrat Mark Begich, and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe. O'Keefe briefly became the face of NASA when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated and crashed in Texas in early 2003.
Earliest reports state that five were killed and four survived. Mr. O'Keefe's and Senator Stevens' fates were unknown at this time.
Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes to go the victims and their families.