One airman killed, another injured during parachute training

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Force officials say one service member was killed and another was injured during a parachute training accident in the Florida Panhandle. Air Force Special Operations Command reports that one airman died Monday during military freefall training at the Eglin Air Force Base range. Another airman was injured in the same accident and remains in critical condition.

Officials weren’t immediately naming either airman involved. A news release says the cause of the incident remains under investigation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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