August 10th, 2010
02:35 PM ET

Former Alaska senator dead in plane crash

Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has died in a plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska, a source familiar with ongoing rescue efforts confirms to CNN. The private plane carrying Stevens and a former head of NASA crashed Monday night in a rugged stretch of Alaska. The crash left at least five people dead, but at least three people have survived. FULL STORY

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    While it is entirely routine for law enforcement to delay naming the victims of injuries and deaths until the next of kin and family members have been notified first, SINCE JFK governmental and shadow agency members deaths have been dis proportionally delayed for unstated and unknown reasons. I would be very interested to see the entire list of individuals on this 'fishing trip', I wouldn't be surprised to find one or more Shadow Government employee's from DHS, NSA, CIA etc. included after the smoke clears and crash information is fully revealed.

    August 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ThThite

    Shame it wasn't Sarah Palin 🙁

    August 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Smith in Oregon

    These utterly corrupt Big Oil Republican Potty'ticians are so polarizing, what do you expect from the people here as News Media tries to make Alaskan Republican US Senator Ted Stevens into a saint? I'm certain many here hope he was still alive as the plane he was in burst into petrol-chemical induced flames.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    What was the purpose of Ted Stevens trip to the remote Agulowak Lodge? The public is being told to go 'fishing'. The corrupt Big Oil Republican former Alaskan Senator was likely flying out to the remote Aqulowak Lodge to broker a deal in a very select meeting in a very isolated lodge where he knew there would be no wiretaps or bugs to intercept the conversations at that meeting.

    August 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chris in PA

    What is wrong with you Smith in Oregon, Ththite nd Rick Sanchez, no matter what Ted Stevens was doing he still has children and grandchildren that love him no matter what, just like I'm sure you both have , atleast family member that love you. No matter whaat your political views are its sad to wish death or be happy when some dies a horrific death!!!!

    August 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smith in Oregon

      Chris, I was merely commenting that many American's including Alaskan residents are happy that former Republican Senator Ted Steven's who they view as utterly corrupt and a influence peddler to the US Military who sold Alaska to Big Oil corporations is GONE. There are even more American's that feel the same way about Ted Steven's good friend, the former CEO of Halliburton Oil, Dick Cheney.

      August 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Karma

    Looks like the x senator took the "flight to no where" ... just like the "bridge to no where" that he orhestrated through Congress. Karma bites hard sometimes!

    August 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |