Ted Stevens Dead in Alaska Plane Crash: Report

Former senator among 5 killed in remote western Alaska
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2010 11:33 AM CDT
Former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, April 7, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

(Newser) – Ted Stevens was among the five people killed in a plane crash last night in remote western Alaska, a former aide to the ex-US senator tells KTUU in Anchorage. Former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe was also believed to be among the nine people on the aircraft, but his fate is unknown, the AP reports. In 1978, Stevens survived a plane crash that killed 5 people, including his first wife, Ann, notes the New York Times.

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