Former NASA chief survives plane crash in Alaska

08:39, August 11, 2010      

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The single-engine, high-wing propeller plane, a DeHavilland DHC-3T with tail number N455A is photographed as it departs Vernon, British Columbia, Canada in this April 29, 2005 file photograph. The plane crashed about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Aleknagik, Alaska, at 8 p.m. local time on August 9, 2010 (0400 GMT Tuesday), according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)


Sean O'Keefe, former NASA administrator and now the CEO of defense contractor EADS North America, survived a plane crash Monday night in the U.S. state of Alaska, U.S. media reported on Tuesday.

Former U.S. senator Ted Stevens was confirmed dead in the crash, which also killed several other passengers on board.

Source: Xinhua

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