The past few days have been pretty intense for certain U.S. military personnel training off the coast of Norway and at Fort Bragg back home in North Carolina. Just days ago, two U.S. Navy amphibious warships had to return to Iceland with injured sailors after suffering damage in harsh weather while sailing in the Norweigan Sea on their way to a major exercise. More recently, a U.S. Army Humvee fell out of the back of a U.S. Air Force C-17 airlifter, with the vehicle parachuting down in between homes in Cameron, North Carolina.
Fort Bragg has long been a major base for airborne and special operations forces units. The flight was in support of the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate, which was evaluating a new airdrop method at the time, according to a Fort Bragg spokesperson. It’s unclear what went wrong, but the incident is already under investigation.