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Fishing waders may have saved Alaska crash survivors

Posted by Paige Bresky -email

DILLINGHAM, Alaska(AP)--- Authorities are looking at weather patterns as part of the probe into Monday's plane crash in Alaska.

They're trying to find out if overcast skies, rain and gusty winds played a role in the crash that claimed the lives of former Sen. Ted Stevens and four others.

Temperatures ranged from 48 degrees to 50 degrees Monday night and it was raining.
One of the first National Guardsmen to reach the crash site told ABC's "Good Morning America" that the fishing waders worn by the passengers helped act like "a survival-type blanket," keeping body heat in and water out.

Hospital officials say former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe remains in critical condition, while his teenage son and another man are listed as serious. There's no word on the condition of a
13-year-old boy who survived.

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