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Company Statement

Statement on tragic midair collision in San Diego

Yesterday BAE Systems was notified that a small plane carrying three employees, and a contractor working on behalf of BAE Systems, collided with another small plane near Brownfield in San Diego County. Today, we can confirm that BAE Systems employees Carlos Palos, John Kovach and Jeff Percy were killed in that crash. The contractor, working for BAE Systems, was also killed. The BAE Systems twin-engine Saberliner was on a customer training mission. BAE Systems employees send their thoughts and prayers to the family members and co-workers of those killed. We are committed to supporting investigators as they work to understand how this collision occurred. Any calls about this investigation should be directed to the National Transportation Safety Board.