Military jet crashes in Texas backyard, injuring 2 pilots

TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – A pilot instructor and a student were hospitalized Sunday after each ejected from a military training jet that crashed in a residential neighborhood in Lake Worth, Texas, on Sunday.

Police were notified of the crash in the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota trails around 10:53 a.m. (11:53 a.m. ET) and on arrival found one person who had ejected from the military training jet caught in power lines, Lake Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said during a Sunday afternoon news conference. Another person was also ejected from the training jet and was found in a neighborhood nearby, CNN reported.

The two were taken to a local hospital for treatment, the fire department said. The military jet was a Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet carrying the instructor and a student, according to a statement from the Chief of Naval Air Training.

The instructor is in stable condition, according to the statement. The student's condition is unknown, but the Navy's statement said he is alive and receiving treatment at a medical facility.

The Navy is assisting with the investigation, the statement read.

The two were conducting a routine training flight that originated from Corpus Christi International Airport. The cause of the crash is unknown. A safety team is en route to the scene for damage assessment.

None of the homes involved in the crash took a direct hit, said Fire Chief Ryan Arthur. The crash site is contained primarily to the backyard area of three homes involved, he said, adding that no residents were injured.

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