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Tuesday, 10 August 2010 12:05
O’Keefe, Stevens Said In Crashed Plane In Alaska, Conditions Unknown
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Summary:  NASA head Sean O'Keefe and former Republican Alaska Senator Ted Stevens were reportedly in an airplane crash last night.  Five persons are reportedly killed in crash.  The AP is reporting that Stevens was killed in the crash (1:37 pm).  According to Reuters, O'Keefe has survived the plane crash. (3:15 pm). 

Former NASA head Sean O'Keefe and former Republican Senator Ted Stevens were reportedly in an airplane crash last night.  According to press reports, five people were killed.  There are no definitive reports confirming the possible presence of O’Keefe or Stevens in the crash or their respective conditions.

O’Keefe is also the former chancellor of Louisiana State University (LSU).   

Authorities say that five of the nine persons on the aircraft were killed.  However, the status O'Keefe and Stevens is unknown.

O'Keefe, once worked as an aide to Ted Stevens and earned his B.A. degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.  

O'Keefe is the CEO of EADS North America.

(Will be updated) published 12: 12 pm, August 10, 2010

Update:  AP reports that Stevens was killed in the crash 1:37

Update:  3:15 pm According to Reuters, "O'Keefe and his son survived the crash, which killed former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and several others when the plane went down near Bristol Bay on Monday night, the source said, declining further identification."

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