Former Alaskan Senator Ted Steven has died today in a plane crash in Alaska, has been confirmed.
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, 86, has died in a plane crash in Alaska, according to his former chief of staff Mitch Rose.
Former Nasa chief Sean O’Keefe was confirmed also to have been aboard the small plane, officials say.
The aircraft is believed to have been carrying nine people.
The National Transportation Safety Board says five people were killed and four survived, with two badly hurt. It remains unclear who the survivors are. (read all)
Also on board was the current director of EADS America O’Keefe. Allegedly Mr O’Keefe and his son have survived the accident. Former Senator Stevens leaves a wife and six children. I am truly sorry for his family as well as for the families of the passengers and crew on board of that plane, who all suffered a terrible loss.