Air Force Reports Deadly ACCIDENT – Probe Launched
(USNewsBreak.com) – Training accidents happen within the US military, and the freak events are always concerning. An incident on June 24 claimed the life of a young female Air Force ROTC cadet. 19-year-old MacKenzie Wilson reportedly died during an exercise in a Humvee accident at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Saylor Creek Range, Idaho.
McKenzie Wilson, 19, an Air Force ROTC cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident on Friday. She was from Eagle River, Alaska, officials said.https://t.co/2WlYeUBpvD
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Medics arrived to provide care for Wilson, but officials reported the cadet had died on the scene. Two others suffered injuries, for which they received treatment at St. Alphonsus Hospital. They have both left the hospital.
The Air Force explained that 19 cadets were part of Operation Air Force, which is a training opportunity. The operation allows cadets to expand and advance their careers, providing training in a range of missions to expose cadets to various situations they may see in the real-world during service.
There is no explanation yet available on how the incident happened or what exactly occurred. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Idaho State Police are still looking into the matter.
Wilson was attending Oregon State University. She’s originally from Eagle River, Alaska. Other cadets in the program had access to resiliency services after the incident and had permission to leave training.
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