Passenger Killed in Turbulence Is Identified

Attorney Dana Hyde, 55, served in Obama and Clinton administrations
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2023 6:02 AM CST
Updated Mar 7, 2023 8:17 AM CST
Passenger on Business Jet Killed in Severe Turbulence
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UPDATE Mar 7, 2023 8:17 AM CST

The passenger of a business jet who died after the plane hit turbulence last week has been identified as a prominent DC lawyer who served in the Clinton and Obama administrations, reports NBC News. Dana Hyde, 55, served as a senior adviser to the deputy secretary of state under President Obama and as an assistant to the deputy attorney general under President Clinton. She also served on the 9/11 Commission. Hyde was married to an exec of internet service company Conexon, which owned the jet. Her husband and son also were on the flight, and they were uninjured. The incident remains under investigation by the NTSB.

Mar 5, 2023 6:02 AM CST

The NTSB is investigating a rare death of a passenger aboard a business jet that hit severe turbulence, reports the Boston Globe. The plane with three passengers and two crew members took off from Keene, New Hampshire, on Friday en route to Virginia. The aircraft diverted to an airport in Connecticut after hitting the turbulence, during which one of the passengers suffered fatal injuries, per WMUR.

The incident remains under investigation, and it wasn't immediately clear if the passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time, reports NBC News. The plane is a Bombadier executive jet owned by Conexon, a company based in Missouri that delivers internet to rural areas. The person killed has not been identified, but Conexon says it was not an employee. The NTSB is looking at the plane's cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder, and it should have a preliminary report in about two weeks. (More turbulence stories.)

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