A plane crash in Hawaii that took the life of just one person has the web buzzing this week as the so-called "birthers" take it as fuel to the Obama fire.
65-year old State Public Health Director Loretta Fuddy was on the small Cessna craft that crashed into the ocean on Wednesday after takeoff from Kalaupapa Airport; eight others, including the pilot, were rescued alive, but Fuddy perished in the wreckage.
"It's always a difficult situation when you're not able to get everybody out," Honolulu Fire Capt. Terry Seelig told KHON-TV.
The fact that Fuddy was the only victim in the crash has weighed heavily on the minds of those who believe President Obama was actually born in Kenya and is therefore ineligible to be president, as she was the person who validated Obama's birth certificate when he presented it in 2011. Twitter has been buzzing with various theories and opinions on the incident, including one from Donald Trump.
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2013
A preliminary report on the crash says it was caused by "catastrophic engine failure", although a full investigation will take up to two weeks. Fuddy, who recently worked on the Affordable Care Act, was remembered in a statement by Hawaii's governor, Neil Abercrombie.
"Our hearts are broken. Loretta was deeply loved and respected. She was selfless, utterly dedicated, and committed to her colleagues in the Department of Health and to the people of Hawaii," Abercrombie said in a statement. "Her knowledge was vast; her counsel and advice always given from her heart as much as from her storehouse of experience."
— Christina Pimental (@cmpimental) December 13, 2013
— InfiZell the Infidel (@zellster) December 13, 2013
Official who released Obama Birth Certificate dies in plane crash. People, we need to be paying attention!!! *http://t.co/Lp5LfEB2Ze
— ❂ Jynx ❂ (@JynxedGirl) December 13, 2013
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