Loretta Fuddy and Keith Yamamoto, Hawaii Health Officials, May Have Been in Plane Crash

December 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Loretta Fuddy and Keith Yamamoto, the director and deputy director of the Hawaii Health Department, may have been on a plane that crashed today off Molokai island.

UPDATE: Loretta Fuddy Died in Molokai Island Plane Crash, Sources Say

The plane crashed about a half-mile northwest of the small community of Kalaupapa.

Eight of the nine people on board were being rescued. All are expected to survive.

A department spokeswoman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the pair were scheduled to be on the flight but that the department hasn’t confirmed that they were.

The Makani Kai Air plane crashed around 3:45 p.m.

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