2 pilots injured after military training jet crashes in Lake Worth, authorities say

A military training jet crashed Sunday in Lake Worth Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging several homes, authorities said.
A military training jet crashed Sunday in Lake Worth Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging several homes, authorities said.

LAKE WORTH, Texas – A military training jet crashed Sunday in Lake Worth Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging several homes, authorities said.

At 10:53 a.m., officers with the Lake Worth Police Department were dispatched to a location between the 4000 block of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail in reference to a report of a downed military aircraft.

Initial units reported that one pilot’ parachute had gotten caught in some power lines after he ejected from the aircraft and another pilot had ejected and was found nearby, Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said during a news conference.

The pilots were transported to an area hospital and are being treated for their injuries, Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said.

The military aircraft crashed in a yard. Three home were damaged in the incident.

Those who are displaced due to the crash are receiving assistance from Red Cross.

“This incident could’ve been much worse knowing that this plane went down in a residential area here in Lake Worth,” Arthur said.

Residents are advised not to touch or move any debris from the crash, especially the ejection seats.

An investigation into the crash is currently underway.

Authorities held a news conference Sunday. Watch it in its entirety below.

Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said the crash “could have been much worse” during the press conference Sunday.
Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said the crash “could have been much worse” during the press conference Sunday.

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