Ex-Clinton Linked Lawyer Dies on Passenger Plane

Ex-Clinton Linked Lawyer Dies on Passenger Plane

(UnitedVoice.com) – Turbulence is one of the more unpleasant parts of flying. That’s when the plane hits a pocket of irregular air which can make the flight bumpy. Generally, people are okay when this happens, but particularly bad turbulence killed a former White House official.

On Friday, March 3, 55-year-old Dana Hyde was flying on board a Bombardier Challenger 300 private jet from Keene, New Hampshire, to Leesburg, Virginia, when it hit turbulence over New England. The prominent DC attorney was traveling with her husband, Jonathan Chambers, and one of her sons after visiting schools. The Washington Post reported Chambers said the three were thrown after “the plane suddenly convulsed.” He said his spouse was “badly injured” in the incident.

The plane landed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut after the incident. An ambulance was waiting on the tarmac and took Hyde to Saint Francis Medical Center in Hartford, but her injuries were too severe. Doctors pronounced her dead that evening.

Hyde worked for former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. She held positions in the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Justice, and State Department. She also served as the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent foreign aid agency that seeks to reduce global poverty. The Boston Globe reported MCC issued a statement upon learning of her death, saying the organization was “deeply saddened” by the news.

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, Hyde took on one of her most important roles. She served as counsel on the 9/11 Commission, which investigated the government’s preparedness after the attacks killed 2,977 people in the US.

Chambers said his wife’s funeral service would be held in Israel, a country she spent a year in during college. He described Hyde as a “wonderful mother” who was the “best person” he’d ever known. He said she approached all her jobs “with love,” and she had a “desire to help people.”

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