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Fort Carson Crash Injures 2 On Training Mission

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Fort Carson Army Post (credit: CBS)

Fort Carson Army Post (credit: CBS)

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – 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.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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