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One killed, one injured in crash at private security contractor's facility

Posted February 24, 2009

— A helicopter pilot died Tuesday afternoon when his aircraft crashed on the campus of Xe, the private security and training company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.

Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry said a passenger on the helicopter was injured and had been taken to an area hospital.

The helicopter got caught on something and flipped over, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said. The crash happened near the company's administrative building at about 1:30 p.m.

A Xe spokeswoman said the crash was the first serious injury in the 11-year history of the company's training facility in Moyock, a tiny community about 30 minutes south of Norfolk, Va.


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  • Panther Feb 24, 2009

    Batman, I agree, Some are only interested in smear information. Let us think of the loss of a pilot and great american!!!

  • Bat Man Feb 24, 2009

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the pilot.

  • Centurian Feb 24, 2009

    Right ratnix, the media needs the SCOOP NOW! No time to wait for facts that can be filled in later.

  • ratnix Feb 24, 2009

    "Accounts of the injuries in the accident differed as information became available."

    Well, some things don't change with a new name.