A T45C Goshawk Navy training jet has crashed into a residential neighborhood in Lake Worth, Texas Sunday morning at 10:53 a.m., which is about eight miles northwest of Forth Worth, both pilots were able to successfully eject. The flight originated from Corpus Christi International Airport.
According to Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur, one of the pilots became tangled in power lines and the other landed in a residential neighborhood where the airplane damaged three homes. There were no injuries to residents in any of the home damaged. Both pilots were transported to a nearby hospital, the instructor is in stable condition and the condition of the student has not been released.
Fire Chief Arthur said that mutual aid from Fort Worth, Saginaw, Navy Air Station Forth Worth and Lockheed Martin also responded to the scene with assistance. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is also on scene collecting evidence and coordinating the transport to the Navy Air Station for further investigation.
So far, the Navy has not said what could have caused the training plane to crash. The T-45 Goshawk is used as a aircraft carrier cable training jet aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps student pilots.