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Posted at 9:27 AM ET, 08/19/2010

Sons of crash victim remember their father

By Washington Post editors

ESPN has an interview with three of the sons of William "Bill" Phillips, a well-known Washington lobbyist who was killed in the Aug. 9 plane crash that took the life of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and three others.

The three oldest Phillips boys all play Division I football. Andrew Phillips is a fifth year senior at Stanford University. Colter Phillips is a sophomore at Virginia, and Paul is a freshman at Indiana University. The youngest son, 13-year-old William "Willy" Phillips Jr., survived the crash that killed their father.

Andrew Phillips said Willy broke his leg getting out of the plane to flag down a helicopter searching for the wreckage. Phillips said Willy was the only one of the four survivors of the crash who was mobile when rescuers arrived and he did what he could to assist the others while they waited for help.

Others killed in the crash included pilot Theron "Terry" Smith, 62; Dana Tindall, 48, an executive with the company that owned the plane; and her daughter, Corey Tindall, 16.

Lobbyist Jim Morhard of Arlington survived the crash as did former NASA chief Sean O'Keefe and his son Kevin.

A memorial service is scheduled Friday for William Phillips.

By Washington Post editors  | August 19, 2010; 9:27 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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