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A former official in the Clinton and Obama administrations was identified as the passenger killed Friday by air turbulence while flying in a business jet over New England.
Dana Hyde was fatally injured in the accident on board a Bombardier Challenger 300 plane that carried her husband and son, as well as two crew members, The New York Times reported.
The plane was flying from Keene, New Hampshire, to Leesburg, Virginia, but diverted after the incident to a town near Hartford, Connecticut. Hyde was transported to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead, according to the report.
The Associated Press reported that a medical examiner ruled that Hyde died “from blunt-force injuries.”
Quoting a LinkedIn page that has apparently been removed, the AP said Hyde had been a special assistant to the president for cabinet affairs and a special assistant to the deputy U.S. attorney general during President Bill Clinton’s administration.
During President Barack Obama’s administration, she was a senior policy adviser at the State Department and associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, according to the site.
She also worked as counsel for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, commonly referred to as the 9/11 Commission, the AP reported.
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