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From the Associated Press,
Rescuers arrive to help Alaska plane crash victims:

A plane carrying nine people crashed amid southwest Alaska’s remote mountains and lakes, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief Sean O’Keefe were believed to be aboard.

A U.S. government official told the AP that Alaska authorities have been told that the 86-year-old Stevens, a former longtime Republican senator, was on the plane. The official, who spoke on grounds of anonymity, says Stevens’ condition is unknown.

[EADS North America] said O’Keefe was a passenger on the plane. The company said it had no further information about O’Keefe’s status.

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