Ex-NASA Chief, Son Survive Plane Crash

Sean O'Keefe among survivors of crash that killed Stevens
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 10, 2010 4:22 PM CDT
Ex-Nasa Chief, Son Survive Plane Crash
In this Feb. 17, 2005, file photo, Sean O'Keefe answers questions at a news conference on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University.   (AP Photo/Bill Feig, File)

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 space agency says he has talked to O'Keefe's family. They told him that O'Keefe and his son had some broken bones and other injuries. (Read more plane crash stories.)

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