Pilot in critical condition after aircraft crash near Fort Worth

Student pilot is in critical condition after landing on POWER LINES when they and instructor ejected from military training jet which crashed into homes in Lake Worth

  • A military aircraft crash was reported on Sunday morning in Lake Worth, Texas that left three homes damaged and two pilots injured
  • The Lake Worth Police Department and Fort Worth Fire Department arrived at the scene of the crash between the 4000 blocks of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail
  • One of the pilots from the aircraft is reported to be in critical condition, while the other is in stable condition
  • A witness said that one of the pilots was seen being engulfed by flames before hitting the power lines
  • In a video shared on Facebook, smoke was seen rising from the scene and a parachute was also caught on a powerline
  • No casualties have been reported as of yet
  • A military aircraft crash was reported on Sunday morning in Lake Worth, Texas that left three homes damaged and two pilots injured.

    The two pilots ejected from the aircraft were taken to the hospital with one in critical condition and the other in stable condition.

    The pilots, an instructor and a student, were using the aircraft as part of a military training course near Corpus Christi International Airport.

    Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said the student pilot was found in the power lines and the instructor in the neighborhood after they were ejected from the aircraft. The plane was found in the backyard of a home.

    The student pilot was seen engulfed in flames before hitting powerlines, a witness told CBS 11.

    The names of the pilots have not yet been released and the cause of the crash is currently unknown.

    The Fort Worth Fire Department and Lake Worth Police Department arrived at the scene as locals reported seeing the pilots in parachutes before the aircraft crashed down between the 4000 blocks of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail.

    A Facebook video from user Chasity Benne captured the smoke rising in Lake Worth

    A Facebook video from user Chasity Benne captured the smoke rising in Lake Worth

    An estimated three homes have been damaged as a result of the crash

    An estimated three homes have been damaged as a result of the crash

    Two pilots, an instructor and a student, were ejected from the aircraft while on a training course between the 4000 blocks of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail in Lake Worth, Texas

    Two pilots, an instructor and a student, were ejected from the aircraft while on a training course between the 4000 blocks of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail in Lake Worth, Texas

    A GoFundMe page was organized for one of the families whose homes were affected by the crash

    A GoFundMe page was organized for one of the families whose homes were affected by the crash

    The neighborhood affected by the crash is near the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, a location in which a lot of planes take off and land.

    Wreckage from the aircraft was found in three of the homes in which residents were evacuated out by Red Cross members.

    None of the residents were seriously injured.

    ‘This incident could have been much worse knowing this plane went down in a residential area here in Lake Worth,’ Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said.

    Electrical outages have also been reported within the area with the power possibly being out for the next few days.

    The aircraft was said to be a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft that was assigned from Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station in Kingsville, according to a statement from Chief of Naval Air Training.

    A video posted by Chasity Benne on Facebook captured smoke rising from the crash and a parachute caught on a powerline.

    ‘My hands are shaking,’ Benne said as she seen driving near the scene of the crash.

    No casualties have been reported as of yet.