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Military training aircraft crashes in Texas neighborhood

Posted at 12:22 PM, Sep 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-19 16:02:43-04

(KGTV) — A military training aircraft crashed in a Texas neighborhood on Saturday, damaging multiple homes and injuring two pilots involved.

Fort Worth Fire Department reported the crash in the 4000 block of Tejas Trail in the Lake Worth area at around 9:30 a.m., located north of Fort Worth.

The department said in a release that two pilots ejected from the plane. One was in critical condition and the other was taken to a nearby hospital.

Three homes were damaged in the crash. Three residents of those homes were treated for minor injuries at the scene and released, the department added.

The crash left 44 homes in the area without power and utility crews were working to restore power.

"We are incredibly fortunate that the plane crashed in the backyards of the homes and not the residences themselves. We are able to confirm that two off-duty Fort Worth Fire Department firefighters witnessed the crash and responded immediately. They were the first on scene to provide assistance to the injured pilots," FWFD said in a release.

It wasn't clear what caused the crash.