Ted Stevens plane crash

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No Definitive Cause in Stevens' Alaska Plane Crash

Limited information on events of crash has NTSB stumped

(Newser) - No definitive cause can be determined for the plane crash that killed former US Sen. Ted Stevens and four others last summer in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. The board agreed at a hearing in Washington that "temporary unresponsiveness" of the pilot could be to blame,... More »

Murkowski Airs Ted Stevens Endorsement

Campaign ad was filmed just days before he died

(Newser) - Not sure Joe Miller is going to be able to top this one: In the waning days of her hotly contested and bizarre Senate race, Lisa Murkowski has pulled out an endorsement from Alaskan political heavyweight and dead man Ted Stevens, reports the Anchorage Daily News. Filmed just days before... More »

Photos Released From Stevens Crash as Survivors Speak

'They just stopped flying'

(Newser) - The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday released photos from the site of the crash that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and four others, as investigators spoke with two of the four survivors. According to the chair of the NTSB, they did not report hearing weird noises, nor did they... More »

Candidate Caught Wishing Death on Palin on Facebook

NH Republicans quickly pounce

(Newser) - Psst, politicians: Your witty postings on Facebook aren't private. A Democratic candidate for state representative in New Hampshire is learning this all-important lesson after weighing in on comments over the Ted Stevens plane crash with this gem: "Just wish Sarah and Levy (sic) were on board." Of course,... More »

The Horrific Scene of the Stevens Crash

Survivors lay in mangled wreckage as chilled rain fell

(Newser) - When Ted Stevens and his companions left their lodge, they thought they were headed for a quick trip to a salmon fishing camp. When they hadn’t arrived hours later, the lodge sent out search planes, who quickly found a horrific scene, the AP reports. The nose of the plane... More »

Ex-NASA Chief, Son Survive Plane Crash

Sean O'Keefe among survivors of crash that killed Stevens

(Newser) - Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe survived the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens, an ex-NASA spokesman says. O'Keefe's teenage son, Kevin, also was among the four survivors. The plane crashed Monday night near a remote fishing village in Alaska, killing five. The former spokesman for the... More »

'Uncle Ted' Stevens Kept Alaska Solvent

He used his clout to bring in federal money, programs

(Newser) - Now that it's been confirmed Ted Stevens was killed in a plane crash , attention is shifting to the legacy of the former Alaska senator. The wiry octogenarian was a legend in his home state, where he was known as "Uncle Ted." Though he was built like a birch... More »

Ted Stevens Dead in Alaska Plane Crash: Report

Former senator among 5 killed in remote western Alaska

(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... More »

5 Killed, 4 Survive in Crash of Ted Stevens' Plane

Ex-senator's fate unknown; ex-head of NASA was among passengers

(Newser) - Five people are thought to be dead in a plane that went down in rural Alaska last night with former Sen. Ted Stevens believed to be aboard, reports the AP. The NTSB reports that there are four survivors, but it's not known if the senator is among them. Former NASA... More »

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