FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Air Force Maj. Elena O’Bryan
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (6/30/11) – Two members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing who were injured by lightning yesterday have been released from the Medical Center of Aurora.
A witness reported that Staff Sgt. Brian Nelson and Airman 1st Class Chad Thrane of the 140th Maintenance Squadron were struck by lightning at approximately 3:30 p.m. yesterday on the flight line at Buckley Air Force base in Aurora, Colo. They were on duty at the time.
The incident is currently under investigation, therefore Airmen will not be available for interviews.
The 140th Wing’s day-to-day mission is to protect our skies by responding rapidly and appropriately to potential air threats in support of Operation Noble Eagle, the military response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Aircraft from the 140th Wing are on alert 24/7/365.
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