And Ted Stevens, the long-time Alaska senator dies.
Luckily, Sean O'Keefe, the former administrator of NASA survived the crash.
It beats me how anyone can survive a plane crash but I don't know the details of the crash of this private jet.
O'Keefe, it turns out, now heads the North American operations of EADS, the European defense and aerospace giant.
That's a perk of having deep links in Washington thanks to his many years of working in the Beltway.