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DynCorp Sued for $10 Million by Injured Army Pilots

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May 26 (Bloomberg) — DynCorp International Inc., a defense contractor that helps maintain military aircraft, was sued for at least $10 million in federal court by two former U.S. Army pilots who were injured in a 2008 helicopter crash in Iraq.

Special Operations unit members Gary Linfoot and Gregory Cooper were flying the helicopter south of Baghdad when its main rotor driveshaft failed and the aircraft crashed, according to a complaint filed yesterday in Wilmington, Delaware.

Linfoot and Cooper, both of Tennessee, “suffered severe and permanent bodily and emotional injuries” causing pain, fear, medical expenses and earnings loss, their lawyers said in court papers.

“DynCorp was responsible for maintaining the subject helicopter in an airworthy condition” and the pilots were hurt as a result of the company’s “negligent acts,” the complaint contends.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Civilian Contractors, DynCorp, Iraq, Legal Jurisdictions, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , , | Leave a comment