Fort Bragg-based Golden Knights to resume airborne ops following training accident

Cumberland County News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – The Fort Bragg-based Golden Knights parachute team will resume airborne operations Tuesday morning – a week after a training accident injured three. 

The team was taking part in a night training exercise at Homestead Air Reserve Base south of Miami when the three soldiers were injured, according to Kelli Bland, director of public affairs.

The soldiers were taken by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami for treatment.

Immediately following the accident, two of the soldiers were in critical condition, while another was initially in serious condition.

The soldier that was in serious condition was released from the hospital on Friday. 

Of the two soldiers who remained in critical condition, one has been upgraded to serious condition.

Army officials said a safety analysis of the incident has been completed and the team will resume operations Tuesday. 

Further information on the accident and the severity of the soldiers’ injuries were not released. 

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