The small private plane that crashed near Dillingham, Alaska last night (8/9) was carrying 9 people, not 8 as a previously mentioned. Defense contractor EADS has confirmed that former NASA Administrator and EADS North America CEO Sean O'Keefe was on board when the plane went down. It is also still believed that former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was aboard. But it is not clear if they are among the five reported fatalities.
Source: Planet Data