Investigators fail to find firm cause in crash that killed Ted Stevens
May 24th, 2011
04:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Investigators fail to find firm cause in crash that killed Ted Stevens

Washington (CNN) - Federal accident investigators admitted Tuesday they don't really know what caused the deadly crash in Alaska last year of a plane carrying former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. The longtime Republican was among five people killed, including the pilot, who was taking a group to a fishing camp in the rugged Alaskan terrain.

The best guess from the National Transportation Safety Board points to 62-year-old Terry Smith, an experienced pilot who knew the area well.

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  1. GI Joe

    It hit the ground too hard. Done.

    May 24, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  2. Jeff in Virginia

    Dig deeper- I bet you'll find that one of Mama Grizzly's kids was a mechanic who worked on that airplane.

    May 24, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. peace

    I have always felt that the plane that crash took ted steven life was no accident. and that a lot people was behind it I dont put nothing past todd, sarah palin and others

    May 24, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |