A Navy training jet crashed Sunday in a Texas neighborhood, injuring both pilots and damaging three homes in the neighborhood.
2:30PM- Please see the statement below from #YourFWFD regarding the #LakeWorth aircraft incident. Moving forward, media inquiries should be directed to @lakeworthpd. We are grateful for the teamwork & coordination today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. #FWFDUpdate pic.twitter.com/sfzH7IiSDq
— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) September 19, 2021
“We are incredibly fortunate that the plane crashed in the backyards of the homes and not the residences themselves,” a Forth Worth Fire Department statement read. (RELATED: Two Planes Collide Midair In Denver — Everyone Survives)
The jet that crashed was a Navy T-45C Goshawk belonging to the Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, the AP reported. The pilots were reportedly conducting a routine training flight along the Gulf Coast out of Corpus Christi International Airport.
Two off-duty firefighters witnessed the jet go down and were able to treat the two pilots before other first responders could arrive, the AP reported.
“I would imaging that for a pilot, this is the day that you dread, that you hope never comes,” Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said, according to AP.