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Video report on Salisbury Plain army crash

Six soldiers are in hospital tonight after troop carriers crashed on Salisbury plain.

Twenty were taken for treatment by road and air ambulance. Two officers were airlifted with serious leg injuries, and another with wounds to the head. The accident happened during a counter terrorism exercise involving British and Indian troops

Video: dramatic footage from scene of army crash on Salisbury Plain

Dramatic video from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Six soldiers are in hospital after troop carriers crashed on Salisbury plain. Up to a dozen injured were taken to hospital by road and air ambulance. Two officers were airlifted with serious leg injuries, another was treated for head wounds.

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Army vehicles recovered from crash scene on Salisbury Plain

An army officer and a sergeant suffered serious leg injuries after their four tonne truck crashed into the back of another vehicle during a training exercise.

A total of 11 soldiers were hospitalised following a smash between three military troop carriers on Salisbury Plain on Wednesday night.

Army truck 'crashed into back of another vehicle'

An army officer and a sergeant suffered serious leg injuries after their four tonne truck crashed into the back of another vehicle during a training exercise.

A total of 11 soldiers were hospitalised following a smash between three military troop carriers on Salisbury Plain on Wednesday night.

Police released more details about the accident they believe happened when three trucks carrying Indian and British soldiers were travelling in convoy.

The front passengers of the rear truck were the most seriously injured - including an officer and a sergeant who were having leg surgery.

The driver of the third vehicle, another officer, suffered leg bruising and head injuries, while eight more people - all believed to be men - were also treated.

The crash happened at around 6.30pm on Wednesday in a field near to Westdown Camp, in Wiltshire.

Investigations are still ongoing but officers confirmed it is not believed mechanical failure played a part in the crash.

Officers, who have concluded a scene investigation, are now looking at potential human and environmental causes for the crash.

Two army officers seriously injured in Salisbury Plain crash

Police in Wiltshire are investigating the road accident involving military vehicles on Salisbury Plain. There were at least 20 casualties.

Officers carried out a detailed examination of the area overnight to determine how this incident happened.

Two army officers, who were air lifted by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital, have life-changing injuries. Both have serious injuries to their legs. They were travelling in the third truck in the convoy. The third officer in this vehicle sustained minor head and leg injuries. He was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

A total of nine people were taken to Salisbury District Hospital with minor injuries.

Army staff sergeant meets paramedic who saved her life

A former army staff sergeant who lost her leg in a motorbike crash in Wiltshire has met the paramedic who saved her life. Elaine Corner was seriously injured in the accident near Tidworth four years ago. It was thanks to the fast response of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance that she could be treated at the scene. This weekend she was taking part in the Best of British Polo day at Tidworth. Penny Silvester reports

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