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This image provided by the Division of Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of the plane that crashed into a remote mountainside near Dillingham, Alaska, killing former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others, and stranding survivors on the slope overnight into Tuesday.

    Rescuers recall 'horrific' Alaska wreckage

    First-responders to the small-plane crash Monday that killed former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and four others described a harrowing crash site and a miserable, perilous night tending to survivors' broken bones amid a huge slick of fuel that coated a muddy mountainside.

  • This image provided by the Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of the amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe that crashed into a remote Alaska mountainside during a fishing trip, killing Mr. Stevens and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. The plane hit the ground with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said. (AP Photo/Alaska State Troopers)

    Details emerge of horrific Stevens crash

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  • Mr. Tucker said as he helped shuttle a doctor and two emergency technicians to the scene about three hours after the crash, he saw one survivor still strapped in the front seat with the nose of the plane disintegrated.

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  • Tom Tucker, who piloted the first rescue plane, said he arrived at the scene Monday at about 7 p.m. local time to airplane wreckage, fuel, rainy weather, dead bodies and frightened survivors who had planned on an idyllic fishing vacation.

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