Officials say two pilots were injured and three homes were damaged when a US Navy T-45 jet crashed in a Lake Worth neighborhood early Sunday morning.
At 10:53 a.m., Lake Worth officials received a call regarding a downed jet in the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota trails.
Both pilots had evacuated, and one was discovered with his parachute in the powerlines. The other pilot was discovered in a nearby neighborhood, according to Fort Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian.
One individual is critically injured and was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. According to MedStar, the second victim was transferred to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
The jet crashed roughly a mile north of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, though it is unclear where the plane was located.
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According to Manoushagian, the crash location is in a neighborhood designated by the military as a “accidental potential zone,” which is an area where an accident could occur since it is on approach or departure from the base.
Despite the fact that three houses were destroyed, the plane crashed behind one of them, and no inhabitants were harmed.