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Army Parachutists Injured, Hospitalized After Training Exercise at Homestead Air Reserve Base

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    Army Parachutists Injured After Homestead Training Exercise

    Three parachutists from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights were rushed to the hospital after an early morning accident during a training exercise at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base. NBC 6's Willard Shepard reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

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    • Emergency crews arrived to the scene shortly after 4 a.m., with all three victims being taken to either Jackson South or Ryder Trauma Center

    Three parachutists from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights were rushed to the hospital after an early morning accident during a training exercise at Homestead Air Force Reserve Base.

    Emergency crews arrived to the scene shortly after 4 a.m., with all three victims being airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where their conditions were unknown.

    Sources told NBC 6 the three injured were involved in a training exercise called a "halo jump," where they were as high as 14,000 feet in the air before opening their chutes shortly before hitting the ground.

    Officials from the Golden Knights and the base said they group is conducting their winter training for nine weeks in South Florida, scheduled to run through March.

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    NBC 6's Julia Bagg has the latest as three soldiers were rushed to the hospital following the Tuesday morning incident.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    Information from the Federal Aviation Administration said the airspace around the base was reserved from Monday through Thursday for exercises.

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