The fate of particular passengers aboard the plane that crashed in Alaska last evening remains unclear. But the former Ted Stevens aide who told KTUU in Anchorage that Stevens had been killed just sent us a statement, emphasizing that what he had heard was not confirmed:
Dave received a call last night and was told that Senator Stevens had perished in a plane crash. That has not been confirmed. That is just what he was told. In the meantime he has talked with close friends of the family and it has not been confirmed to them either. And as recent as 8:50 AK time this morning it still had not been confirmed.
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