European briefs: V Corps soldiers injured in training accident
Seven V Corps soldiers were injured in a vehicular training accident at 5 p.m. on Monday on a range road at Grafenwöhr Training Area in Germany, according to an Army news release.
None of the soldiers suffered life-threatening injuries, and all are expected to make a full recovery, the release said.
Two soldiers were transported by air to a hospital in Amberg, where they remain in intensive care.
One of the soldiers is expected to remain in the hospital two or three more days, the release stated.
The other five soldiers received minor injuries and were transported to a hospital in Sulzbach.
Three were released Monday night and the other two were expected to be released Tuesday, according to the Army.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
V Corps officials were unavailable for comment.
Navy plane makes emergency landingA Navy plane made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Capodichino International Airport.
U.S. Navy officials said the Navy C-26 Metroliner landed at about 5:30 p.m.
The airport is used by commercial airlines as well as U.S and Italian military forces.
The aircraft was on a training flight in the area when the right engine malfunctioned, said Lt. Paul Macapagal, Naval Support Activity public affairs officer.
“Both U.S. and Italian emergency personnel responded,” Macapagal said.
“Two personnel were aboard the aircraft; none were injured.”
A story in the local Italian newspaper Il Napoli reported the aircraft was smoking when it landed, but Navy officials denied that report.