Skip to comments.Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens dies in plane crash
Posted on 08/10/2010 11:57:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people, authorities said Tuesday.
Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was also believed to be aboard, but it was unclear whether he was among the dead.
Stevens' family has been notified that the 86-year-old was among those killed in the crash Monday night, family spokesman Mitch Rose told The Associated Press.
Rescuers arrived on helicopter early Tuesday and were giving medical care to survivors, Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. He offered no additional details, except that there were potential fatalities.
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Well, he lived 18 years longer than my dad did.
despite the (R) I’m gonna put this one in the “If you can’t say somethin nice” category...
Sending prayers for those who love him.
Sean O’Keefe has survived per ABC news.
The odds of an 86 year-old surviving a plane crash are never good.
He was in a plane crash in the 70s. His wife died in that crash.
RIP Senator, you were railroaded to trial and by the time the conviction by a D.C. jury was overturned you had lost your re-election bid.
I wonder if anyone here understands the need for bridges to ‘nowhere’ in Alaska as opposed to having to fly onto and off an island under adverse weather conditions.
Back in the 70s, Congressman Hale Boggs (father of Cokie Roberts) was also killed in a plane crash in Alaska.
well I guess that explains her eyes (hammer-head shark split) but not her politics.
Working for Obama no doubt.
Is this the guy that was giving Palin a hard time?
Agree. May God comfort his family.
yeah she has her flanks covered
He predicted this death as well, which is interesting.
Really? In a plane crash?
I predict I’m going to die too.
Condolences to the family — prayers for their strength and comfort.
Can you give us some details on the prediction.
If you're one of the 50 people on the island and the weather's too bad to fly, there's the ferry; if the weather's too bad for that, then wait or don't live there.
Spreading the wealth of $400,000,000 of
federal funds hard-earned money taken from taxpayers for a local bridge is not something I see as a federal power in the Constitution. I'm glad Sarah Palin flip-flopped on it and ended up on the right side, although her waste of taxpayer funds ($25 million) for the "road to nobridge" was ridiculous. And her attempt to pretend she never supported it is disingenuous, IMO. She wanted federal pork, flat out.
I wonder if anyone here understands the need for bridges to nowhere in Alaska as opposed to having to fly onto and off an island under adverse weather conditions.
The bridge was still a bad idea.
Optimum Online “NEWS”
states “The crash that killed Stevens was not his first”
So he, amazingly, has been killed before in a crash/
Whatever, they’ll still say it was Palin’s fault.
I always thought it was curious (though coincidental) that it was a young Bill Clinton who drove him to take that plane.
As I posted in a previous thread: The Senator was a very kind, polite, even funny, man. He was always ready with a kind word, a smile or just a wink when I passed him in the halls. I pray for his family and staff ( who are in many ways an extended family) and for all those who lost loved ones in this crash.
Better to fly in inclement weather or simply die because medical treatment was not attainable.
from ap piece ..
Plane crashes in Alaska are somewhat common because of the treacherous weather and mountainous terrain. Many parts of the state are not accessible by roads, forcing people to travel by air to reach their destinations.
Damn near crashed in Anchorage once.. We only cruise there these days but if you’re gonna get around a huge state full of mixed terrain and loaded with fish and game, these bush&outback planes are the way to go, tough and agile but unfortunately , crashes occur. That anyone survived after seeing the main crash site is a miracle.
Neither the body nor the crashed aircraft were ever found..........to this day......
My brother-in-law from Sitka was an intern for Stevens back in the late 60s, and kept in contact with him from time to time.
He lived 54 years longer than my Dad.
Sorry to hear that. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent when they are just too damned young to die.
Deaths are usually a sad affair. This one is no exception. I feel bad for his poor family.
in a plane crash.
I haven’t seen the details about it, just a few brief mention in articles.
Prayers for his family.
And America got a Democrat senate majority.
Along with father of the current AK dem senator Begich who replaced Stevens in '08 after the fed's sham trial.
I wish Ted had enjoyed his retirement longer than he did. Personally I think he should have retired in '02 and let someone else pick up the ball. If he had the seat might still be held by an R rather than a D. But sadly he was another one of that long line of congress critters that consider themselves to be indispensable to the state and the nation and entitled to a seat in congress until they pass.
All that aside, RIP Ted.
Prayers for his family.
Any word about Steven’s son?
51 years longer than my Dad who Died at 33
And while watching/listening to the reporting, I note that, while a number of his political buddies and political contemporaries have offered condolences, not one seems to be from 0.
I guess the WH doesn’t acknowledge the hurt in Republican hearts.
An excellent sentiment.
I prayed all day that this would not be the outcome, but knew deep down, it was probable.
It is tempting but I will refrain from speaking ill...
though I find lavish praise of his “work” in Congress to be inappropriate and nauseating.
Sucks for his family and the local leeches, but the taxpayers should be relieved.
God rest his soul and prayers of sympathy and comfort for his family and for Alaska.
Well, I would care a lot more if he were still a senator. As it stands, RIP and buh-bye. He was NOT a good senator, at least toward the end. Totally ridonculous on that bridge to nowhere.
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