|Former Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens: Reuters|
Reporting from Seattle —
Update: A spokesman for the family of Ted Stevens says the former senator has died in a plane crash in Alaska.
Rescuers held back overnight by high winds and low clouds managed on Tuesday to reach a downed plane in southwest Alaska that had been carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe. The Alaska Air National Guard said there were "potential fatalities" among the nine people aboard.
"We just got our Air National Guardsmen on scene, and they are now assisting the victims of the plane crash. I was told there were potential fatalities on the ground," said Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes.
(click here to read the full story on the Los Angeles Times website. May GOD Rest the soul of Sen. Ted Stevens and comfort his family in their time of grief and need)