BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash

(David Hammer)   Jim Black, a BP incident commander for the company’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill response team, died in a small plane crash near Destin, Fla., on Tuesday night, the company confirmed.

“BP extends its heartfelt sorrow to the family of our friend and colleague, Jim Black, who, along with two other family members, died yesterday in a tragic plane crash,” BP America CEO Lamar McKay said in a statement.

“Jim was a devoted member of our Gulf Coast spill response team and served many years with Amoco and BP. He will be missed by all who knew him and worked with him. Jim and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.”

The Coast Guard said the small plane crashed Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. in Choctawhatchee Bay.

Black, whose job at the oil giant was director of operations for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, spent a lot of his time during the past several months in and around New Orleans. His work as incident commander for the oil spill response took him to the Joint Incident Command Center in Robert, to another operations center in Houma and often to New Orleans.

He lived in Katy, Texas, and was heading to Destin for the holidays with his sister, Charlene Miller, and the plane’s pilot, Gregory Coleman of Cedar Park, Texas. Miller was Coleman’s mother-in-law.

According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, Coleman was the first solicitor general of Texas. Miller was an assistant vice president in Texas A&M University’s Division of Research and Graduate Studies.

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2 Responses to BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash

  • Illuminati just doing a ritual sacrifice. That’s all. Move along slaves…

  • Anyone remember Senator Mel Carnahan?
    How about Republican IT whiz Michael Connell?
    How about the recently deceased Ex Senator Ted Stevens?

    The plane crash offing is so convenient. Hard to point a finger, in your pocket NTSB investigation (9/11 anyone?).

    Seems like a time for disclosure approaches. The whole whistleblower movement is actually and completely controlled (wikileaks et. al.), so outliers cannot be allowed to speak out.

    Such a fork in the road moment for us all, individually and collectively. How will we respond? How will we decide? Who are we really?
    Chattel? Cattle? Herd? Sheeple?

    Sounds terrible, because we are more, much more than this system will ever allow us to believe.

    Wake up, wake up!

    Anadianant

    http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/the-first-exercise/

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