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Ted Stevens [Update - Dead] and Sean O'Keefe in Alaskan Plane Crash

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Ted Stevens [Update - Dead] and Sean O'Keefe in Alaskan Plane Crash

Originally Posted by SFGate
A U.S. government official says former Sen. Ted Stevens is believed to have been aboard the airplane that has crashed in Alaska.

The official tells The Associated Press Alaska authorities have been told the former longtime Republican senator is among several passengers on the plane. The official, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, says Stevens' condition is unknown.

A National Transportation Safety Board investigative team has been dispatched from Washington, D.C., and was expected on the ground Tuesday morning.

The federal official declined to be publicly identified because the crash response and investigation are under way. The Alaska National Guard has said there are possible fatalities.
MSNBC is reporting that former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was on board as well.
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Old 08-10-10, 10:05 AM
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Damn, hope they are OK.
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too bad there werent more scumbags on the plane.
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...said the guy in seat 31 who was pissed about the guy ahead of him tilting his seat back.
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Terrible news.
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Wow that is bad news. I hope they're both ok.
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Well, I've always hated Stevens, hated the fact he was representing my state. It's funny, I remember he was in a plane crash back in the 70's that killed his wife I think.
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Old 08-10-10, 11:10 AM
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I would have settled for Barney Frank being on the plane.
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Even if he lives, he'll probably be connected to a series of tubes for the rest of his life.
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re: Ted Stevens [Update - Dead] and Sean O'Keefe in Alaskan Plane Crash

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Even if he lives, he'll probably be connected to a series of tubes for the rest of his life.
That really depends on the nature of the crash. I haven't seen many details. A crash can be as simple as a plane failing to stop on the runway. Any details?
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A few details from CNN:
Alaska's FAA office said two survivors had serious injuries and two had minor injuries.

No names mentioned
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I've only heard that 5 of 9 died.
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I heard 8 people on board, 5 reported dead.
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Even if he lives, he'll probably be connected to a series of tubes for the rest of his life.
He'll use the internet a lot?
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Dave Dittman, a former aide and longtime family friend of former Sen. Ted Stevens says Stevens was killed in a plane crash near Dillingham Monday night. Dittman says he received a call overnight Monday that said the former Senator was dead. Nine people were on board, including former NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe. Five people were killed in the crash, but other identities were not known, nor are the conditions of the survivors.
http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=12952729
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Stevens would have been 87 this November. His health was still good beforee the crash?
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Very sad news.

Countdown to Sarah Palin remark in 3...2... oh wait, I just did.
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He dead.
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A plane is just a tube that flies.
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If it wasn't already, I assume everything in Alaska will be named for him by the end of tomorrow.
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Ted's Dead Baby, Ted's Dead
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Terrible news.
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Wait, someone died!? Holy shit!
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too bad there werent more scumbags on the plane.

agreed.
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Wow, I really don't understand that mentality. He wasn't even in office any more and I see little reason to celebrate a death. He had a family and friends, whatever your opinion of his political career.
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