Two pilots are injured and three homes are damaged after a US Navy T-45 jet crashed in a Lake Worth neighborhood Sunday morning, officials say.
Lake Worth officials received a call at 10:53 a.m. about the downed plane in the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota trails.
Both pilots had ejected and one was found in the powerlines with his parachute. The other pilot was found in a nearby neighborhood, Fort Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said.
One person is in critical condition and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The second person was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, according to MedStar.
The plane came down in a neighborhood about one mile north of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, though it’s not clear where the plane is based.
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The crash site is in a neighborhood designated by the military as being in an “accidental potential zone,” an area where an accident could occur because it is on approach or departure from the base, Manoushagian said.
Though three houses were damaged, the plane went down behind a home and no residents were injured.