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Military Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Injuring Both Pilots

Military Training Jet Crashes in Texas, Injuring Both Pilots

Monday, 20 September, 2021 - 05:45
Military personnel walk near the site where a military training aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood in Lake Worth, Texas, US September 19, 2021 in this image obtained from social media. Joni Scarbrough/via REUTERS

A military training aircraft crashed on Sunday in a residential neighborhood of Lake Worth, Texas, injuring at least two and damaging homes, authorities said.

The aircraft's two pilots were hospitalized after ejecting from the plane, according to Ryan Arthur, chief of Lake Worth's fire department. Lake Worth is located in the Forth Worth metropolitan area in North Texas.

One of the pilot's parachutes became entangled in power lines, police said.

Three homes were damaged but no residents were injured, Arthur said.

"This incident could have been much worse given that this plane went down in a residential area," Arthur told a news conference.

“Our hearts go out to these military members and their families,” Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said.

“I would imagine that for a pilot, this is the day that you dread, that you hope never comes,” he said.

The jet was a Navy T-45C Goshawk assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, about 676 kilometers south of Lake Worth, the chief of naval air training said in a post. The post says they were conducting a routine training flight that originated from the Corpus Christi International Airport, about 563 kilometers south of Lake Worth along the Gulf Coast.

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