Former Senator Ted Stevens: Alaska Plane Crash

Early Tuesday morning the flood gates were opened on various news sites regarding a flight that had crashed in southern Alaska on Monday night. Five passengers are confirmed dead and two other injured but thus far names haven’t been released until confirmation can be made and families contacted. Efforts have been underway for over 10 hours for the plane that went down but rain and fog have made that rescue difficult. As mentioned, the names of the passengers hasn’t been released officially but former Senator Ted Stevens is thought to have been one of the men on the plane.

Ted Stevens Plane Crash

The United States Coast Guard arrive first to head up the rescue effort and the European aerospace firm known as EADS has confirmed that their chief executive of North American operations was on the flight. The former senators family did issue a statement on Tuesday morning but declined to comment regarding whether the former senator was on the plane or not. Ted Stevens family simply offered up prayers for those on board the Alaska Plane crash..

The former senator was thought to be on his way to a fishing lodge near Lake Aleknagik.  The passengers were aboard a DeHavilland DHC-3T and were apparently about 320 miles southwest of their intended destination. The single-engine plane is owned by the same company that owns the fishing lodge. Former senator Ted Stevens is 86 and the N.T.S.B. is sending a team of investigators to the sight but no confirmations on identify have yet to be made.

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