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James Scott Ozier killed in AAR Helicopter Crash Afghanistan

North Fayette man killed in Afghanistan helicopter accident

A North Fayette Township man was killed last week in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

James Scott Ozier, 30, was one of three employees of Palm Bay, Fla.-based AAR Airlift Group who died on Jan. 16 while conducting operations for the U.S. Department of Defense in Helmand Province.

Officials for AAR, which provides airlift services for military and humanitarian operations, said Tuesday they would not comment on Ozier or the circumstances of the accident, but they issued a statement saying the company is cooperating with authorities investigating the incident.

The company took out a full-page advertisement in today’s Times to commemorate Ozier, who they identified as the crew chief on the mission.

In the company’s statement, it said all three killed on Jan. 16 were crew members. An unrelated helicopter crash in the same province killed six people on Jan. 19.

Ozier, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Ala., was buried Tuesday in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Daugherty Township

January 25, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, Defense Base Act | , , , ,

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