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Paratrooper injured in Han Kuan drill rehearsal

2018/05/17 10:33:30

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) A paratrooper was critically injured at the Ching Chuan Kang air base in Taichung Thursday morning during a rehearsal for the upcoming annual Han Kuang military exercises, military officials reported that day.

The officials said the injured man was rushed to hospital without a heartbeat, but was resuscitated after emergency treatment, although he remained in critical condition.

The accident occurred when the soldier jumped from a transport plane flying at around 1,300 feet and his parachute failed to open.

The Han Kuang exercises, Taiwan's biggest annual military drill, are scheduled to be held across the country June 4-8.

(By Yu Kai-hisang, Chao Li-yen and Frances Huang)