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Turbulence revealed as top DC lawyer Dana Hyde possible cause of death aboard jet

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 was among five people aboard the flight, which originated in Keene, New Hampshire, and was meant to land in Leesburg, Virginia, when it started to experience severe turbulence over New England.

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.

Picture of the plane taking off.
The accident occurred in a Bombardier Challenger 300 airplane, like the one above.
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Portrait of Dana Hyde.
Dana Hyde was identified Monday as the victim of the accident.

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.


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