August 13th, 2010
01:43 AM ET

'How did anyone survive that?'

Five people died in the plane crash, including former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Editor's note: CNN All-Platform Journalist Patrick Oppmann visited the site of the Alaska plane crash that killed five people earlier this week, including former Sen. Ted Stevens. Here is his account of what he saw.

High over the Muklung Hills, I spot the broken plane below me.

It was the float plane that had crashed into the side of the hills injuring four people and killing five others, including former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

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