A training accident in south Florida on Tuesday morning involved three Fort Bragg soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team.
The soldiers were being treated for injuries they received during the overnight military training exercise at the Homestead Air Reserve Base in Miami-Dade County, where their training takes place during the winter months.
The accident happened around 4 a.m., while performing a low-altitude jump.
According to Kelli Bland, a spokesperson for the US Army Recruiting Command, the soldiers were training for an upcoming night-time demonstration. It is believed the soldiers may have collided in the sky, but that remains under investigation.
All three were being treated at the Ryder Trauma Center on Tuesday. Two were in “very serious condition” and one in serious condition, Bland said.