3 US Air Force personnel were reportedly injured while training for a ‘low open’ parachute jump


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Three US Air Force personnel have reportedly been injured during a parachuting training exercise at a US Air Force base in Miami-Dade County, Florida, early Tuesday morning, the local NBC6 news channel reported.

The three injured victims were training for a HALO — High Altitude, Low Open — jump at Homestead Air Force Base, NBC6 reported, citing unnamed sources.

HALO jumps involve jumping from as high as 14,000 feet then waiting longer than usual to open the chute.

Emergency personnel arrived to the scene shortly after 4 a.m. local time, NBC6 reported, with all victims taken to hospital.

Local WPLG news anchor Eric Yutzy tweeted photos of rescue workers transporting stretchers to an air ambulance.

Victims flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital after an incident involving three parachutists at Homestead Airforce Base. @TrentKellyWPLG @MWrightWPLG covering @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/zojTHWQGiO

— Eric Yutzy (@EricYutzyWPLG) February 12, 2019

The victims’ conditions are not known.

Business Insider has contacted the Department of Defense and Air Force for comment.

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