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Official Who Verified Obama’s Birth Certificate Dies In Small Plane Crash

crashWill this be spun into a conspiracy theory shortly? Via USA Today:

The Hawaiian health official who verified the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate died in a small plane crash.

The plane, carrying a pilot and eight passengers, went down Wednesday in the water a half mile off the Hawaiian island of Molokai. The lone fatality was Loretta Fuddy, who has served as state health director since January 2011.

Fuddy, 65, made national news in April 2011 when she verified the authenticity of certified copies of President Obama’s birth certificate. Obama had requested the release to curb claims by so-called “birthers” that he was born in Kenya and not eligible to be president.

“There was catastrophic engine failure,” Makani Kai Air President Richard Schuman told Honolulu-based KITV. Schuman said the cause of the engine failure had not yet been determined.

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Plane Crash in Austin, TX: Intentional Act?

Small plane crash into Echelon building in Austin, TX, housing IRS employees. No fatalities reported yet: According to Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.com: UPDATE: NTSB Investigating Austin Plane Crash As An Intentional Act Comment: How long before this is blamed on a Tea Party acitvist/Ron Paul supporter or 9/11 truther? 12:42 p.m.: The pilot of the plane had set his house on fire beforehand, stole the plane and crashed it intentionally, a federal official told CNN. 12:40 p.m.: Federal officials said two F-16 fighter jets were launched as a precaution after the crash, though terrorist intent was not indicated. UPDATE: NTSB official told Fox News that they are investigating Austin, Texas plane crash as an intentional act, and said it appears the pilot set his own house on fire and then got in his plane and flew it into the building. An NTSB spokesman, however, told FoxNews.com that “we can’t confirm any of that.” An IRS office is located inside the building, NTSB told Fox News.
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