August 10, 2010 / 7:12 PM / 8 years ago

EADS exec O'Keefe survives plane crash-source

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The chief executive of European aerospace giant EADS’ EAD.PA North American unit, Sean O’Keefe, survived a plane crash in southwestern Alaska, a source briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

O’Keefe and his son survived the crash, which killed former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and several others when the plane went down near Bristol Bay on Monday night, the source said, declining further identification.

O’Keefe, 54, a former U.S. Navy secretary and former Stevens aide, assumed responsibilities as chief executive of EADS’ North American unit in November. (Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Stacey Joyce)

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