Alaska Plane Survivor Returns Home

By Kriston Capps
|  Saturday, Aug 21, 2010  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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Alaska Plane Survivor Returns Home

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**CORRECTS SOURCE FROM ALASKA STATE POLICE TO ALASKA STATE TROOPERS**This image provided by the Alaska State Troopers shows the wreckage of an amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens which crashed into a remote mountainside during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. Three teenagers and their parents, including the former head of NASA, were on the plane when it plowed into the mountain Monday afternoon Aug. 9, 2010 with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said. The photos were taken today as the trooper flew overhead in a state helicopter this evening when weather allowed Alaska State Troopers to get near the scene. (AP photo/Alaska State Troopers)

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Jim Morhard, one of the four survivors of the Alaska plane crash on August 9 that killed Sen. Ted Stevens and several D.C. area residents, is returning to Washington tonight, where he will continue his rehabilitation.

The Arlington County resident is arriving from Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. He will fly into Dulles International Airport by medical air ambulance.

The floatplance crashed into a hill, killing six people. Sen. Stevens died in the crash, along with another of Morhard's business partners, William "Bill" Phillips Sr. of Germantown, Md.

The other passengers who died were Theron "Terry" Smith, the pilot; Dana Tindall, an executive for the company that owned the plane; and Tindall's teenage daughter Corey.

Former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his son, Kevin, of Ashburn, Va., survived the crash, as did Morhard and Phillips's teenage son William.

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