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Posted: Thursday, December 12th, 2013 1:17 PM HST

State Health Director dies in plane crash off Molokai

By 67AM KPUA News

State Health Director Loretta Fuddy reportedly died in a small plane crash Wednesday afternoon off Kalaupapa. Hawai`i News Now is reporting this morning that multiple sources have told them that Fuddy was the victim in the crash in which eight others survived. Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo confirmed that both Fuddy and Deputy Director Keith Yamamoto were booked on the Makani Kai Air Cessna Grand Caravan, which was scheduled to take off at 3:15 p.m. for Honolulu, then crashed about a half mile northwest of the Kalaupapa peninsula.



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