Alaska Plane Crash-Victims-Obituary

Alaska Plane Crash Victims

Obituary

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and eight others crashed in remote southwest Alaska, killing the longtime Republican lawmaker and four other people.

A family spokesman, Mitch Rose, told The Associated Press that Stevens family has been notified about the 86-year-old was among those killed.

Ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe was also believed to be aboard, but it was unclear whether he was among the dead.

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.

Alaska officials reported that nine people were aboard the aircraft and that "it appears that there are five fatalities," NTSB spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz told The Associated Press in Washington.


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ITS ALWAYS HARD WHEN A LOVED ONE FALL ASLEEP IN DEATH. I HOPE THIS SCRIPTURE WILL ENCOURAGE HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS "PSALMS 147:3 HE IS HEALING THE BROKEN HEARTED ONES, AND IS BINDING UP THEIR PAINFUL SPOTS." A PROMISE FROM THE MOST HIGH.

I am a supporter of Ted Stevens and Republicans with the same concern with those who need help the most in society.

To the families:
May the consoling words from family and friends continue to strengthen you during this difficult time, and may you find comfort in the encouraging words found in the last book of the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

May the wonderful memories of your loved one continue to provide a measure of comfort...

Thank you for your help with all the things you did for ALASKA..
How could you ever be forgotten...
God Bless.

Thank you for all you did for rural Alaska Native villages.

Ted,
Was a Legend and a Icon for AK. He will never be forgotten. His memory will live on forever. I know that Ted is in Heaven, there is no doubt in my mind. Just know that the family is in prayers at this time. I have asked the Lord to comfort Teds family. Just know he is watching over all and will be with us every day. He is our (Guardian Angel now)
Love & prayers,
Donna Nechetsky

Many thanks to the family for sharing your dad and husband with us. My family will never forget receiving the handwritten note from Ted when my dad died three years ago. As busy as he must have been, he still took the time to think of us and that little note really meant so much in a time of loss. God Bless you all.

God Bless the families of the victims and the survivors. May God's love comfort and strengthen the grieving families as well as the survivors. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.