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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Durham et al. v. DynCorp (2007 Black Hawk Crash)

The families of six U.S. servicemen killed in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash in Italy in 2007 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against DynCorp, which provided maintenance and repair services on the aircraft. A U.S. Army investigation found that the helicopter had experienced a loss of yaw control (the ability to turn the helicopter) either because of something lodged in the controls or mechanical failure. The lawsuit alleged that DynCorp mechanics were negligent in allowing the helicopter to return to service without needed repairs shortly before the crash. In January 2014, it was reported that DynCorp settled with four of the families for an undisclosed amount.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Complaint
10/5/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DynCorp International Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 10/15/2009
Complaint 10/5/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database