Black-hawk Down: Helicopter Incident Leaves 22 Soldiers Injured in California
FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, CALIFORNIA – 19 July, 2018
At least 22 soldiers have been injured at Fort Hunter Ligget on California’s central coast after a helicopter knocked over a large tent, officials said.
The Army says that at around 9:30 pm Wednesday, a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter was landing in a remote training area kicked up wind that caused a tent structure to collapse.
Of the 22 reported injuries, most were treated at the scene, but four soldiers were taken to hospitals, public information officer at the Monterey County base said.
There was no immediate word on their conditions.
Earlier reports had said up to 30 people were injured.
Fort Hunter Liggett is about 170 miles south of San Francisco. The sprawling base is the largest U.S. Army Reserve Command post.
The accident occurred during an annual training exercise for thousands of Army, Navy, Air Force, Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Canadian Armed Forces troops.