Dozens of airborne solders injured after C-130 completely misses drop zone

At least twenty-two Alaska-based paratroopers were injured during a night training exercise at Mississippi’s Camp Shelby on Wednesday night, after a US Air Force C-130 missed a drop zone.

650 paratroopers of the Army’s Alaska-based 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were starting a 10-day training exercise at the time as part of the 3,000-man “Arctic Anvil” exercise.

According to CBS News, the majority of injuries were treated on-site by medics and most paratroopers that were injured only suffered mild to moderate injury.

After the C-130 missed the drop zone over the 134,000-acre training facility, the majority of the 87 paratroops who disembarked from the aircraft -at anywhere from 1,200 to 500 feet- landed in trees.

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