Around 4 p.m. on Friday, a Bombardier CL30 aircraft that had taken off from Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene, New Hampshire, and was en route to Leesburg Executive Airport in Virginia was forced to make an emergency landing. On the private business plane that was redirected to the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, rough turbulence claimed one life, according to aviation authorities.
The Connecticut State Troopers, one of the organizations looking into Friday’s forced landing at Bradley International Airport have identified the person as Dana J. Hyde.
The private jet was carrying three passengers and two crew members, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement to CNN.
Who was Dana J. Hyde?
Dana Hyde was a 55-year-old woman who was a well-known Beltway attorney. She previously participated in the 9/11 Commission. Hyde, who resided in Cabin John, Maryland, was transported by paramedics to Saint Francis Medical Center in Hartford and subsequently declared dead.
Hyde was reportedly also a part-time consultant for the Aspen Institute and was chosen by former President Barack Obama to fill the position of former CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
In a statement of their own, Conexon revealed that Hyde was the spouse of Conexon partner Jonathan Chambers and that the firm owned the aircraft involved in the tragedy. According to Conexon, Chambers and his kid were on the flight but escaped the situation unharmed.
While the FBI and National Transportation Safety Board look into what went down on the Bombardier executive jet, Hyde’s remnants are with the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
“Investigators have removed the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder and are continuing to gather information from the flight crew, operator, and other passengers,” the NTSB wrote in its statement.