March 29th, 2013
06:42 PM ET

SEAL Team Six member killed in accident

A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and another was injured in a training accident in Arizona, a U.S. Department of Defense official said Friday.

The SEAL who was killed belonged to SEAL Team Six, the elite squad from which a team was selected to go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan two years ago, a source said.

The accident occurred Thursday at a U.S. Special Operations Command parachute testing and training facility at Pinal Airpark, Arizona.

The SEALs were transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center, where one remains hospitalized, the official said.

The accident is under investigation, the official said.

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  1. saywhat

    No details yet.Just that it was a parachute testing & training facility.
    My condolences to the family.

    March 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Ah well they updated it finally and i see it was a "training" excersise. Truly sad! I hope they change their program so it doesnt happen again.

    March 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mimi

    Didn't one or twoof the other seal team 6 members also die a few months ago in a supposed accident? One two many coiencidences for me...this smells like our evil presidents doing ...again!

    March 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Smith

      Yea I agree- Too many Seals from Team Six dying all of a sudden.........Bless them both

      March 29, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • DirtyD

      You two sound really silly right now. Blaming a supposed order by Obama to have these two men killed makes no sense. If you are going to spit these "out of left field" garbage have at least one fact to back it up.

      April 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Rob

    First of all my condolences to the family and to all the SEALS thank you for your service. Next I would have to say if someone is traveling towards the earth at the hundreds of miles an hour. Sounds like a good place for an accident to happen sometime or another. Finally I don't think the President was involved it is Arizona and there's not too much chance of him stopping by anytime soon.

    March 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Too many training accidents! Looks like the military needs to step up their safety measures!!

    March 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • yeah1

      Yeah, they should use nerf guns, and train in bouncy castles... lets safeit up!

      April 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yo

    They are preparing to go down to mexico and capture/kill jouaqin el chapo guzman.

    March 30, 2013 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bernard

    Truly sad day! RIP!

    March 30, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. GPRita

    "YO"'s comment about going to Mexico to capture el chapo wouldn't be a bad idea.

    April 5, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. arg

    Accidents in training come with the the SEALs. It is sad but it comes w
    ith the tertority

    April 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. travis

    why is it that every one from seal team 6 keeps getting killed?

    April 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |