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."