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Sen. Wellstone Dies in Plane Crash

October 25, 2002

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EVELETH, Minn. (AP) _ Sen. Paul Wellstone was killed Friday when his small chartered plane crashed near an airport runway, Democratic sources said.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the 58-year-old senator, in the midst of a grueling re-election campaign, died along with members of his family and staff as well as two pilots.

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