One dead, one injured in
Updated: Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009, 5:54 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 24 Feb 2009, 2:03 PM EST
CAMDEN CO., N.C. - Officials confirm one person was killed and another was injured when a helicopter crashed at Xe, formerly Blackwater Worldwide, Tuesday afternoon.
Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry confirmed for WAVY.com, 911 dispatchers received a call at 1:36 p.m. that a helicopter had crashed on Xe's compound on the Camden Co. side of the property. Xe sits in both Camden and Currituck Counties.
A Xe spokesperson says two men were on board the chopper doing routine training. She tells us when the chopper crashed into a structure on the property the instructor was killed and the student was injured.
Currituck County Public Information Officer Randall Edwards says it was a small private type of helicopter that crashed. Edwards says paramedics and firefighters from Camden and Currituck Counties arrived on scene within minutes after the crash.
The body of the instructor was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, as required by aviation investigators, who are on the scene. Paramedics tell WAVY.com the injured student was awake and talking. He was tranported to Ches. General Hospital.