Former Senator Ted Stevens killed in airplane crash in Alaska
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in an airplane crash in Alaska last night, according to the Anchorage Daily News and other media outlets. Even closer to my heart as an ex-aerospace engineer, former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was also aboard the plane that crashed in southwest Alaska. At this time there are believed to be three survivors of the plane crash.
Senator Stevens was one of two survivors of a 1978 plane crash at Alaska International Airport that killed his wife. If you have ever flown into the airport in Anchorage, you probably know that it is named after Mr. Stevens, as the "Ted Stevens International Airport."