Army special forces deploy aboard a submarine. File photo courtesy U.S. Defense Department

Two soldiers were killed and three others were injured during an Army aircraft training near Coronado, it was reported Friday.

The incident happened Thursday evening near Coronado, 10News reported.

An Army public affairs officer told the television station: “An element of U.S. Army Special Operations Command was conducting routine training in the vicinity of Coronado, California, on August 27, when an aircraft incident occurred.

“Two soldiers were killed and three were injured. The area has been secured and an investigation into the incident is underway. More information will be released 24-hours following next of kin notification. Our sincere condolences got out to the families and friends of the deceased. We thank you for not contacting them during this difficult time.”

No further details were immediately available.

–City News Service

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