Dana Hyde, a former White House and international development official, passed away at the age of 55. Hyde was traveling on a business jet with her husband and one of her children after visiting schools in New England. However, the plane experienced severe turbulence and had to make an emergency landing. Hyde was seriously injured and was taken to Hartford Hospital, where she died later that night. Her husband and son were not injured.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, focusing on a possible adjustment problem in the plane’s system that would have reduced its ability to maintain altitude. Weather conditions will also be analyzed, and flight data and cockpit voice recorders will be reviewed. Once the investigation is complete, a report will be issued.
Hyde had a successful career focused on international development and the fight against poverty. She was an advisor to the State Department during the Barack Obama administration and associate director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. She also served as counsel to the 9/11 Commission.
Hyde will be remembered for her desire to help people, her love of Israel, and her family. Her body will be laid to rest there. Her husband described her as “the best person I have ever known” and a “wonderful mother” to her children.
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