A US Navy McDonnell Douglas T-45C Goshawk, operated by Training Air Wing TWO, was destroyed subsequent to an impact with multiple residential structures in Lake Worth, about one mile north of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (NFW/KNFW), Texas. The two pilots ejected and one was seriously injured.
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 in the plane had ejected.
One was taken in critical condition by CareFlite to Parkland and the other was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth by ground, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.
They were not named, but the Chief of Naval Air Training office identified the two people in the Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer as an instructor pilot and a student aviator.
The student is alive and being treated, and the instructor is in stable condition, the office said.
The jet was assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, and was conducting a routine training flight from the Corpus Christi International Airport, the training office Chief of Naval Air Training office said.
The plane came down in a neighborhood about one mile north of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Three houses were damaged when the plane crashed into the backyards of the homes, and three residents from the houses were treated and released with minor injuries, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.
One pilot found in the powerlines with his parachute. The other pilot was found in a nearby neighborhood, Fort Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said.
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.