Fort Bragg investigating mid-air incident involving 2 military cargo planes

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- The military is investigating an "in-flight" incident in the skies over Fort Bragg involving two large cargo planes.

"While conducting flight training, an in-flight incident occurred in which a U.S. Army C-27J and a U.S. Air Force C-130H made contact in the vicinity of Fort Bragg Dec. 1 at approximately 8:30 p.m.," said a statement from the 440th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office.

Both aircraft landed safety with no reported injuries to air crew or civilians.

However, both aircraft sustained some damage, and are unable to fly. Air Force spokeswoman Maj. Lisa Ray told the Associated Press that she didn't know if that was because of damage of if they hadn't been thoroughly inspected.

The Air Force C-130, a massive turboprop aircraft that can carry helicopters and armored vehicles, was on a training mission, Ray said.

The C-27J is a smaller propeller-driven cargo plane. Questions about that plane were directed to the Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, which did not return a call seeking details.

Ray said she didn't know how air traffic controllers failed to prevent the collision or the altitude at which the planes were flying.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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