|Date||10:22 October 25, 2002|
|Interest of||Assassinationscience.com, James H. Fetzer|
|Description||A crash officially recorded as an accident, but which several researchers consider to have been a covert assassination.|
On October 25, 2002, Wellstone, along with seven others, died in an airplane crash in northern Minnesota, at 10:22 a.m. The other victims were his wife, Sheila Wellstone; one of his three children, Marcia; the two pilots, his driver, and two campaign staffers.
The NTSB stated that the likely cause of the accident was "the flight crew's failure to maintain adequate airspeed, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover." The commercially-controlled media widely reported bad weather in the area — freezing rain, snow, icing, and fog, with poor visibility — and implied that the weather had caused the crash.
Several researchers, include Jim Fetzer and John Costella have suggested that Wellstone's plane crash was no accident, citing irregularities in the NTSB's investigation. Mark Gorton includes the assassination of Paul Wellstone on his list of crimes of The Cabal.