Navy plane crashes in Texas

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T-45C Goshawk crashes in Lake Worth, Texas, claiming no casualties

September 19, 2021

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer crashed about two miles northeast of Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas at around 11 a.m. CDT on September 19 .

The aircraft was assigned to Air Wing 2 training at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, and crashed in Lake Worth, Texas.

The two pilots ejected from the aircraft.

The training pilot was reported in stable condition; the naval student aviator was reported in serious condition – his injuries were not life threatening. Both were transported to local medical facilities for treatment.

The plane struck the ground in a civilian neighborhood causing damage to at least three houses. Emergency services responded to the scene. The Navy cooperates fully with the local authorities.

The incident is under investigation.

The pilots were on a routine training flight from Corpus Christi International Airport.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from the Lake Worth and Fort Worth Fire Departments, Lake Worth Police, Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and other community partners who responded to the scene,” said a Navy spokesperson.

Updates will be provided as the situation evolves.


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