A prominent DC attorney aboard a corporate jet that experienced severe turbulence died last week — and officials said stability issues are likely to blame in the accident.
Dana Hyde, 55, was identified by Connecticut State Police after a plane she was on made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford.
The National Transportation Safety Board told The Post in a statement that its “investigators are now looking at a reported trim issue that occurred prior to the inflight upset.”
Hyde, of Cabin John, Maryland, was injured during the severe turbulence, and pronounced dead at Hartford’s Saint Francis Medical Center following the emergency landing, police said.
Hyde served as a counsel on the 9/11 commission and as the association director of general government programs of the Office of Management and Budget under the Obama administration, hyde-6105a8126″according to her LinkedIn.
The agency will “analyze information from the flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder and other sources of information such as weather data” to further determine the cause, it said in a statement. A preliminary report is expected in a few weeks.
The Bombardier Challenger 300 aircraft on which she died is owned by the Missouri-based internet service provider Conexon, the company said. The two crew members and two other passengers were interviewed by investigators, who did not say if the four others had injuries, according to the NTSB.