A military training jet crashed in a Texas suburb, ‘heavily’ damaging 3 homes and injuring pilots

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Dallas, Texas police. Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Getty Images
  • A military training aircraft crashed in Lake Worth, Texas on Sunday.
  • At least three people are being treated for injuries, authorities said.
  • At least two homes were “heavily damaged,” according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.
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A military training jet crashed in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, leaving two pilots injured and at least two homes “heavily damaged,” according to authorities.

Both pilots ejected from the plane before it crashed in Lake Worth, which is less than 10 miles (16km) northwest of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. The crash took place between the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota trails, Lake Worth Police Department said.

The plane caught fire on impact during the crash but was contained, Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said.

One pilot’s parachute was tangled in power lines, Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said. Both pilots were being treated for injuries, the AP reported.

Between two to six homes were damaged in the crash, two of which were “heavily damaged,” according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

At least three people injured from those homes were treated at the scene before being released, Fort Worth Fire Department said.

Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said the people who live in the damaged homes will be displaced because of the crash, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

Arthur said the crash “could have been a lot worse” if it directly hit a home.