Former Sen. Ted Stevens Dies in Plane Crash

UPDATE: KTVA-TV Anchorage confirming that Stevens died in the crash.


Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the source of one of our all-time favorite quotes when he famously called the Internet “a series of tubes” in 2006, may have been killed in a plane crash. As CNN reports:

A private aircraft carrying a former head of NASA and, possibly, a former U.S. senator crashed Monday night in a rugged stretch of Alaska. The accident left at least five people dead.

EADS North America said its chief executive officer, Sean O’Keefe, a former head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was a passenger on the aircraft. The family of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens would neither confirm nor deny reports that the ex-lawmaker was aboard.