Saturday, March 30, 2013

Another SEAL Team 6 Member Dies in "Accident"

Another SEAL Team 6 Member Dies in "Accident"
Posted By: Jordon [Send E-Mail]
Date: Saturday, 30-Mar-2013 04:02:06
Navy SEAL Dead, Another Injured After Arizona Parachuting Accident
UPDATE: NBC News is reporting that the Navy SEAL killed in the incident is from SEAL TEAM 6, the group that carried out the killing of Osama bin Laden. More from the Associated Press below:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- One of two Navy SEALs injured during parachute training in southern Arizona has died while the other man remained hospitalized Friday, authorities said.
The names of the two SEALs, both from an East Coast Naval Special Warfare Unit, weren't immediately released and military officials said the accident was under investigation.
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw said the SEALs were practicing "routine military free-fall training" when the accident occurred about 12:30 p.m. MST Thursday.
Pinal County Sheriff's officials said the injured men collided in mid-air and landed in separate areas.
The Department of Defense said an E-8-Senior Chief was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The other SEAL - an E-6 Petty Officer First Class - was in stable condition at the same Tucson hospital, military officials said Friday.
The command has a parachute testing and training facility at the Pinal Airpark in Marana, according to McGraw, who added that training programs are operated there year-round.
The area is in rugged desert terrain northeast of Tucson.


Anonymous said...

It sure is fishy that this Seal team keeps losing team problematic is starting to stink

Anonymous said...

I am a skydiving coach and unfortunately, midair collisions between jumpers often occur at very high rates of speed often resulting in serious injury or death for one or both of the jumpers. A few years ago the golden knights were doing a show (you can find this on youtube) and two of them collided in air shearing off the one guys legs but he survived - the other jumper died. You can be flying at each other at speeds in excess of 120mph imagine a head on collision at that speed. Very unfortunate accident. Dont jump to conspiracy conclusions right away :)

Anonymous said...

a family member shared a story that was told... a navy seal called his parents and told them to get rid of all connections and ties to him.. he was next