Funeral Held for Md. Victim of Alaska Plane Crash

Friday, Aug 20, 2010  |  Updated 10:00 PM EDT
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Funeral Held for Md. Victim of Alaska Plane Crash

William Phillips

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Hundreds gathered to pay their final respects to a Montgomery County man killed in the plane crash that also took the life of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

A funeral mass was held for Bill Phillips at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac,  Md. 

Phillips was a prominent attorney and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. He served on the staff of the former Alaska senator for five years.

He was on a fishing trip with Stevens when their plane crashed on a remote mountainside in southwest Alaska. Three other people were also killed.

Phillips' 13-year-old son, Willy Phillips, was on the fishing trip as well and is one of four survivors of the crash.

Investigators are still searching for the cause.

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