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Published: Nov 25, 2010
BP Gulf Cleanup Official James Patrick Black Killed In Plane Crash
by Staff

An official of BP Plc's Gulf oil spill program and two family members died in a plane crash on Tuesday night in Florida, the company said in a statement.

James Patrick Black, 58, died when the private plane on which he was a passenger crashed while trying to land in heavy fog at a Destin, Florida, airport, according to BP and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Black was director of operations of BP's Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, which is working to repair damage from the 4.9-million barrel release of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico from BP's destroyed Deepwater Horizon well.

"Jim was a devoted member of our Gulf Coast spill response team and served many years with Amoco and BP," said BP America Inc Chairman and President Lamar McKay in a statement.

Black's nephew Gregory Scott Coleman, a former Texas solicitor general, was flying the plane. Black's sister Charlene Miller was also on board.

There were no survivors of the crash, which is being investigated by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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