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Carter: Military will learn from 2 fatal training accidents

This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
June 03, 2016 - 3:00 AM

SINGAPORE - The U.S. military will investigate and attempt to learn from the tragic loss of life in two incidents Thursday, one in Texas, the other in Tennessee, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

Speaking in Singapore, where he was conferring with his Singaporean counterpart on Southeast Asian security issues, Carter expressed condolences to the families of those killed.

"With respect to the fact that both of these were losses, safety issues, in training we are going to make sure that we learn lessons that we can from investigations that we conduct after these incidents and take actions in the future to prevent such accidents," he said.

Five soldiers were killed and four were missing after a troop carrier overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood. In the other incident, a pilot was killed when his Blue Angels fighter jet crashed near Nashville.

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