Training Ends Tragically in Ft. Rucker - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

December 5, 8:09am

Training Ends Tragically in Ft. Rucker

A firefighter is dead in Fort Rucker, and another was injured there Wednesday. An Army spokesperson says it happened during a routine training exercise. The men were putting out a fire on a mock aircraft when their fire truck rolled forward onto them.

The truck, used especifically for fighting aircraft fires, is set in a "pump gear" so that the engine can pump water onto the flames.  The vehicle apparently slipped into gear and moved forward. The Aviation Branch Safety Office is investigating the accident.

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