2002: U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, Mental Health Advocate, Dies in a Plane Crash
October 25, 2002.
U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, the fiery, fist-shaking liberal fighting for a third term, was killed Friday morning along with his wife and daughter and five others when his twin-engine campaign plane, groping through snow and fog, crashed into a bog while landing in northeastern Minnesota.