NTSB Releases New Photos of Deadly Alaska Plane Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

NTSB Releases New Photos of Deadly Alaska Plane Crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. - The National Transportation Safety Board has released new photographs of the aircraft accident site near Aleknagik, Alaska that took the lives of 5 of the 9 persons aboard including former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – KTUU is reporting that 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.

A former NASA spokesman says ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe survived the plane crash in Alaska that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens. Glenn Mahone says O'Keefe's teenage son, Kevin, was also among the four survivors.

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.

Late through the night rescue crews were battling bad weather conditions to reach the scene, where Good Samaritan personnel had already made it, said Air National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes.

A military C-130 and a Pave Hawk helicopter were waiting in Dillingham for the weather to break and reached the site just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Air Guard received the call about the crash 17 miles north of Dillingham at about 7:00 PM Monday night.

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