Lake Worth, Texas- Military Plane Crashed Into Neighborhood

Two pilots ejected from a military aircraft that crashed around 11 a.m. in a Lake Worth, Texas neighborhood. One pilot is in critical condition and the other was in serious condition, according to dfw.cbslocal. At least three homes were damaged in the crash. One injured homeowner was treated at the scene and released.

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The military plane crashed and at least one witness, whose vehicle was damaged by one of the ejected seats, stated that one of the pilots appeared to be engulfed in flames before hitting a power line. The few blocks affected by the crash may be without power for several days as investigators try to establish a cause for the crash. There are 60-70 Lake Worth residents in that block. The Red Cross was on scene to assist the displaced residents.

One of the pilots landed on the ground after ejection, the other hit a power line.

One witness stated that the plane appeared to be a U.S Navy T-45 Goshawk. NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigation Service) and local authorities are working on the investigation. The flight reportedly originated in Corpus Christi, Texas. The T-45 Goshawk is a two seater plane used primarily for training Navy and Marine Corps pilots. It is aircraft carrier capable, but in the past has had problems.

The T-45 Goshawk had serious oxygen system issues in early 2017, and the Navy grounded the entire fleet. About 100 Navy pilot instructors actually went on strike until those issues were supposedly resolved. Were they?

The T-45 Goshawk

The investigation is ongoing, and is expected to extend into tomorrow.


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