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Ted Stevens dies in plane crash

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Possible fatalities in a small-plane crash in Alaska. Ted Stevens and a former head of NASA believed to be among the eight on board.

    ETA: It would appear it crashed sometime last night and after about nine hours, crews hadn't been able to get to the plane. There are evidently people at the site now.

    Updated with confirmation.

  2. billikens

    billikens Member

    Re: Ted Stevens possibly in plane crash

    I just had about 10 posts on Twitter pop up in the last few minutes saying there's confirmation he was on the plane and died in the crash.

    Edited to include news article with more details: http://www.ktuu.com/global/Story.asp?s=12952729
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Ted Stevens possibly in plane crash

    Sad news.
    Chilling when you think about the crash that killed the dad of the guy who replaced Stevens in the Senate.
  4. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Just got back from a cruise to Alaska and you really have to fly everywhere; water planes going up everytime you turn around.

    Stopped in Ketchikan, the location of the proposed "Bridge to Nowhere" and it truly is nowhere. $450M to build a couple of bridges for a population of 20,000.
  5. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    RIP, Senator
  6. ringer

    ringer Member

    Is anyone else surprised that so many sports sections in US papers failed to have a Ted Stevens story today (or even a column)? What's the deal?
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Why would sports have it?

    That is an odd lead in the AP story.
  8. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Politicians should not be flying around Alaska. IIRC, '70s House Speaker Hale Boggs of Louisiana (a.k.a. Cokie Roberts' dad) went down in the Alaskan wilderness and was never found.
    Guess all them Mama Grizzlies couldn't save Ted.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

  10. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    One of the dead has three sons playing D-1 football.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's Bill Phillips ... who has a son at UVa, one at Stanford and one at Indiana.
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Why does a corporation operate a hunting lodge for use by lobbyists and gov't officials? Hmmm....
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