NTSB Concludes Crash Scene Investigation

Lori Townsend and Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

NTSB investigators today had a few more details about Monday night’s crash that killed Senator Ted Stevens and four others near Dillingham. Deborah Hersman, NTSB chairwoman says they concluded their investigation at the crash scene today. She said nine investigators are now interviewing people involved in the crash response.

Hersman says they have not yet been able to interview the crash victims who are at Providence hospital in Anchorage. She says they’re working to pinpoint the time of departure and the time of the crash.

She says they are also still working to determine the weather conditions at the time of the crash.

Hersman says the investigative team includes the manufacturers of the plane.

Two of the survivors from Monday’s plane crash are improving at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Jim Morhard and Kevin O’Keefe were listed in fair condition today. They had previously been  listed in serious condition. Former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe is still in critical condition and William Phillips Junior is listed in good condition.

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