August 10, 2010
Posted: 11:09 AM ET
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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