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Fort Carson crash injures 2 on training mission

Jan. 30, 2014 - 01:19PM   |  
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FORT CARSON, COLO. — Military officials say a small plane crashed at Fort Carson’s Butts Army Airfield, injuring the two crewmembers aboard.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson says the crewmembers were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon. She says the plane — a DA20 — had been contracted by the U.S. Air Force for a training mission out of Pueblo.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the crewmembers, who are listed in good condition at a nearby hospital, were participating in the Air Force’s initial flight screening program when their plane crashed. The training program is the first step in a long process of earning an Air Force pilot’s wings.

The newspaper reports Doss Aviation of Colorado Springs runs the program under a 10-year, $200 million contract.

The National Transportation Safety Board will help investigate the crash.

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