State Health Department Director Lorretta Fuddy died in a Makani Kai commuter airplane crash this afternoon off Kalaupapa in which eight other people — including the pilot — survived.
Fuddy’s death was confirmed to the Star-Advertiser by several sources.
Sometime before 4 p.m., a Honolulu-bound Cessna Grand Caravan carrying eight passengers and the pilot crashed about a half-mile off Molokai’s north shore after taking off from Kalaupapa, officials said.
With sadness I report the death of Director Loretta Fuddy who has been hounded by birthers for doing her job. Rest in peace.