Authorities released the name of the woman who died after a business flight experienced significant turbulence over New England on Monday. She also worked for the Clinton administration.
One of the organizations looking into the emergency landing at Bradley International Airport was Connecticut State Troopers, who named Dana J. Hyde, a well-known Beltway lawyer who previously worked on the 9/11 Commission. Hyde, 55, was taken by ambulance from Cabin John, Maryland, to Saint Francis Medical Center in Hartford, where she was subsequently declared dead.
Hyde worked for the Clinton and Obama administrations. “Hyde also served as Counsel to the 9/11 Commission and as Special Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration,” according to her website.
There were five passengers on the plane. No other travelers were killed. The two members of the crew and two passengers who survived have been questioned by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which is conducting an investigation, to find out whether or not they were wearing seat belts during the turbulence. The jet’s cockpit voice and data recorders have also been sent to the NTSB’s main office for additional investigation.
The agency initially reported that the plane experienced severe turbulence late Friday afternoon, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
During a flight, turbulence is a common and typically unharmful phenomenon. The vast majority of turbulence encounters do not cause any injuries or fatalities, despite the fact that passengers may find them unsettling and occasionally terrifying. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that between 2009 and 2018, turbulence on commercial flights in the United States resulted in an average of 44 injuries per year to crew members and passengers, with no fatalities being reported.