Former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe survives plane crash

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:55pm

A family representative has confirmed that former LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe has survived the small plane crash. They say that O'Keefe is suffering from broken bones, but he is expected to survive. O'Keefe's son, Kevin, was also on the plane, and he has survived as well.

Unfortunantly, a family representative has confired that Sen. Seven's has passed away.

UPDATE: This is a FOX News Baton Rouge Update. The original story is listed below.

A small plane crash occurred Monday night somewhere over Alaska. The aircraft is believed to be carrying former Sen. Ted Sevens and former LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe.

The National Transportation Safety Board says that five people were killed in the crash and four survived. O’Keefe’s condition is undetermined at this time.

“The LSU community is deeply concerned about Sean and his family at this difficult time of uncertainty,” Michael Martin, the current LSU Chancellor, said this morning. “Sean is a valued member of the LSU family and our thoughts and prayers are with him. We also offer our prayers to everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Prior to his appointment as chancellor at LSU in 2004, O’Keefe was an administrator at NASA. He left LSU in 2008, and is currently employed by CEO of the U.S. based division of EADS, which is a European company.

We will have more on this story tonight at 9 p.m.


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