11 years since Sen. Wellstone plane crash

By KBJR News 1

11 years since Sen. Wellstone plane crash

October 25, 2013 Updated Oct 25, 2013 at 4:02 PM CDT

Eveleth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Friday marked 11 years since a plane carrying Senator Paul Wellstone and several others crashed on the Iron Range.

Senator Wellstone, his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia and several campaign staffers were killed in the 2002 crash, en route to a friend's funeral.

Wellstone's career took shape over the span of 30 years, starting as a college professor to his unlikely U-S Senate election upset.

The National Transportation Safety Board identified pilot error as the cause of the plane crash.

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