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FORT CARSON, COLO. — Military officials say a small plane crashed at Fort Carsonís Butts Army Airfield, injuring the two crewmembers aboard.
Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson says the crewmembers were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon. She says the plane ó a DA20 ó had been contracted by the U.S. Air Force for a training mission out of Pueblo.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the crewmembers, who are listed in good condition at a nearby hospital, were participating in the Air Forceís initial flight screening program when their plane crashed. The training program is the first step in a long process of earning an Air Force pilotís wings.
The newspaper reports Doss Aviation of Colorado Springs runs the program under a 10-year, $200 million contract.
The National Transportation Safety Board will help investigate the crash.