2 Hurt in Air Force Helicopter Crash in Fla. Panhandle

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) - An Air Force officer and an airman are recovering from injuries after the helicopter they were aboard crashed during a training mission at Eglin Air Force Base.

The injuries suffered by Colonel William Nelson and Airman 1st Class Bradley Jordan were described as non-life-threatening.

Five others on the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter were reported unhurt, in the crash near Duke Field at about 11:45 last night.

Nelson and Jordan were transferred to Pensacola hospitals. The military says no one on the ground was hurt.

A board of officers will investigate.

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