Paratroopers sustain injuries after landing in North Carolina residential neighborhood

10 days ago

Hoke County news, North Carolina news.

Two paratroopers have reportedly sustained injuries during a missed landing in a North Carolina residential neighborhoods Wednesday.

The Special Forces paratroopers were helped by Hoke County residents after one of them hit the roof of a building.

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    The soldiers were members of the 3rd Special Forces Group in Fort Bragg. Both are expected to make a full recovery.

    Army officials added that the crash-landed occurred amid jump training over St Mere-Eglise Drop Zone that involved Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters.