Crash Survivors Taken to Anchorage Hospital

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The four survivors of the plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, were being treated at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska Wednesday morning.

Former top NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe was among the survivors. Stevens and four others were killed when their amphibious plane crashed into a remote mountainside. Investigators don't yet know the cause of the crash.

The group was flying to a salmon fishing camp.

Ironically, Stevens survived a 1978 plane crash in Alaska that killed his first wife. He was the longest serving GOP senator in history.

National Religious Broadcasters President Frank Wright recalled that Stevens was a big supporter of Christian radio. He once told Wright that his favorite radio station was the Christian station located in North Pole, Alaska.

"During his tenure in the United States Senate, Ted Stevens was an enormously influential friend of broadcasters and a staunch defender of religious freedom. And he had a special interest in Christian broadcasters," Wright said. "He told me once that his favorite radio station was the Christian station located in North Pole, Alaska. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family."

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