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August 10, 2010

Ex-NASA chief in Alaska crash, firm says

Posted: 11:09 AM ET

(CNN) - The former head of NASA was a passenger on the private aircraft that crashed in Alaska on Monday night, his company said.

He is Sean O'Keefe, EADS North America's chief executive officer.

"Local authorities are reporting that there are survivors and a rescue operation is under way," said Guy Hicks, EADS North America spokesman "No other details are available at this time."

EADS North America is a subsidiary of EADS, the European aerospace company.

The National Transportation Safety Board has assembled a team to probe the Monday night plane crash in Alaska.

Five of the eight people on board the plane that crashed near Dillingham, Alaska, overnight were killed; one sustained serious injuries, and the condition of two people was unknown, a preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday.

Senior air safety investigator Clint Johnson, from the NTSB's Anchorage regional office, will be the investigator in charge, and the entire team is expected in Dillingham by midday.

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Smith in Oregon   August 10th, 2010 2:19 pm ET

The Shadow Government appears to be holding back information if this former NASA chief is alive, injured or dead. Sadly, often when the information is withheld the person in question has died and for reasons that are rarely ever released or even mentioned, they delay the findings.

It appears the reason was Senator Ted Stevens convicted and overturned of corruption was on that plane and was killed.


Smith in Oregon   August 10th, 2010 3:19 pm ET

Republican's overwhelmingly voted lock-step to lay off mass numbers of teachers, police, fire and emergency service employees across America. Thankfully majority party Democratic lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to help keep those same teachers, police officers, fire and emergency service employee's employed.

With the Republican Potty'ticians Mitch McConnell and John Boehner's frequent mantra of Jobs, Jobs, Jobs there is clear evidence today the Republican Potty'ticians are the very ones creating the job losses and the very ones trying to prevent job creation during a time when millions of American's are jobless.


Jim Carroll   August 10th, 2010 3:57 pm ET

Keep them honest! Get out of the box! Go to internetfreepress!


Luis B. Rosario   August 10th, 2010 4:20 pm ET

WE mourn the all the people who died in this tragedy.
Small planes are like small cars -they can only do
so much but pilots and passengers sometimes take
dangerous chances.


Luis B. Rosario   August 10th, 2010 4:22 pm ET

We mourn all the people who died in this tragedy.
Small planes are like small cars -they can only do
so much but pilots and passengers sometimes take
dangerous chances.


Smith in Oregon   August 10th, 2010 4:28 pm ET

These utterly corrupt Big Oil Republican Potty'ticians are so polarizing, what do you expect from the people here as News Media tries to make Alaskan Republican US Senator Ted Stevens a saint? I'm certain many here hope he was still alive as the plane burst into petrol-chemical induced flames.


Smith in Oregon   August 10th, 2010 4:57 pm ET

What was the purpose of Ted Stevens trip to the remote Agulowak Lodge? The public is being told to go 'fishing'. The corrupt Big Oil Republican former Alaskan Senator was likely flying out to the remote Aqulowak Lodge to broker a deal in a very select meeting in a very isolated lodge where he knew there would be no wiretaps or bugs to intercept the conversations at that meeting.


Hugh ~ California   August 10th, 2010 6:06 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon,
What an absolutely horrid thing for you to say! Don't you have any sense of decorum? The man is dead! I'll never be on the same side with you again, you are totally deplorable!

To All,
I did not agree with Ted Stevens politics or believed he was innocent of all wrongdoing, but I am still saddened by his death and wish to give his friends and family all my support on this terribly sad occasion for their profound loss.


Hugh ~ California   August 10th, 2010 6:25 pm ET

@Smith in Oregon,
Do you make this stuff up as you type, just to get attention? You've got no credibility anymore.


Cajazz76:24:8   August 10th, 2010 7:16 pm ET

@Hugh~California

Hey Hugh, hope you are well and still singing and eating in the style that you have cultivated. Sad that @Smith in Oregon is tripped up in delusion and conspiracy theories. A sidekick of his is also on the same course and neither will have credibility when exposed...trust. How would you like to cook for them and what? Of course, you should not waste your talented voice to serenade them, they are tone deaf. How many ways do you know to cook crow?..lol Some within these blogs are soon going to have a voracious appetite for it. Keep watching the blogosphere for your personal amusement...Take care Hugh..


Cajazz76:24:8   August 10th, 2010 7:29 pm ET

Hand over heart for the loss of the longest serving Republican Senator and WWII vet, Ted Stevens and all who died or were injured in the plane crash. Death is life's pariah, as those who are identified as gods are said to deem it, had it ever been sanctified or even satisfactory, they would have chosen it for themselves...caj


Dodie   August 10th, 2010 8:32 pm ET

@ Luis B. Rosario

Well stated. Very tragic!


Hugh ~ California   August 10th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8,
Thanks for the thoughtful comments. I'm still trying my best to sing as good as Sinatra but I know I never will! I still think I'm better than Harry Connick Jr. though! If only I could play the piano. ~_^

Smith in Oregon is way over the top! I do believe in some conspiracy theories, but this guy just makes stuff up as his fingers touch the keyboard. Take care yourself.

@Dodie,
Hello kind lady!


Cathy   August 10th, 2010 9:23 pm ET

@Cajazz,
Well, my friend, only half of your message was understood I guess.


Cajazz76:24:8   August 12th, 2010 2:08 pm ET

@Cathy

-_-


Dodie   August 12th, 2010 4:09 pm ET

Hugh from California...Good afternoon and Thank You!

Always enjoyable reading your blogs and listening to you sing! You do have an awesome voice! Very enchanting.


Dodie   August 12th, 2010 4:12 pm ET

Truth is an interesting concept. Depends on one’s perspective and one’s ability in teasing out from the levels of bureaucratic and media pathologies in their usage of garrulous expression.


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