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Hurlburt Field MH-53 crashes

9/9/2007 - HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- Two people were injured and five were unhurt when an MH-53 Pave Low helicopter from Hurlburt Field made a hard landing at approximately 11:45 p.m. Sept. 7 near Duke Field, Fla. 

The Airmen injured in the incident being held at separate hospitals in Pensacola, Fla., are Airman 1st Class Bradley Jordan, a 20th Special Operations Squadron gunner, and Col. William Nelson, assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command Surgeon General's office. 

The Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., fire department responded to the aircraft incident, which was on a routine training mission and assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron.

The other five crewmembers on board suffered no injuries. No one on the ground was injured and no civilian property damage was caused by the incident. 

The MH-53 is the largest, most powerful and technologically advanced helicopter in the Air Force inventory. 

A board of officers will investigate the incident. 



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