Funeral Held for Md. Victim of Alaska Plane Crash

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    William Phillips

    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.