Hawaii Plane Crash Kills Health Official Who Released Obama's Birth Certificate

Wednesday’s plane crash in Molokai reportedly killed a Hawaii health official who released US president Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

Hawaii plane crash kills Loretta Fuddy
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Reuters via Yahoo! News reports that Department of Health director Loretta Fuddy died December 11th when the Cessna 208 Caravan crashed during an inter-island flight.

Authorities said Fuddy was the lone casualty. The pilot and seven other passengers survived the tragedy, but sustained various injuries.

Makani Kai Air operated the flight. Its owner, Richard Schuman, reportedly blamed engine failure for the crash. He said the pilot tried to land the plane safely and keep the passengers together while they were in the ocean waiting for rescue.

Both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the Hawaii plane crash.