From The Tribune staff reports
TEXAS — The Lake Worth Police Department has confirmed that a military aircraft crashed in a residential area just shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 19.
According to the Lake Worth Police Department, a military training aircraft crashed between the 4000 block of Tejas and Dakota, damaging three homes.
The Fort Worth Fire Department released a statement stating that the residents in three damaged homes were treated and released at the scene with minor injuries. The plane reportedly crashed in the backyard of the homes in the residential area.
The Fort Worth Fire Department also stated that two pilots ejected from the plane. One pilot is in critical condition and was Careflighted to Parkland, and the other pilot was transported to Harris by ground.
The fires that resulted from the crash are under control. However, there are 44 homes in that area that are without power.
According to the Fort Worth Fire Department, two off-duty Fort Worth Fire Department firefighters witnessed the crash and responded immediately. They were first on the scene to provide assistance to the injured pilots.
Public Safety officials from multiple agencies as well as Military personnel continue to be on the scene to help provide security for the area and work the investigation. This is an ongoing situation and additional details will be shared as they become available.
No further details have been released at this time.
PLANE CRASH – 2000 Blk Tejas
Military aircraft down in residential area. Emergency services on scene. Media staging area: 3805 Adam Grubb St, Lake Worth, TX 76135
— Lake Worth Police Department (@lakeworthpd) September 19, 2021
FWFD PIO on scene of a military training aircraft crash in Lake Worth,TX. 2 homes heavily damaged, currently 2-3 patients being treated at this time.
— Fort Worth Fire Department (@FortWorthFire) September 19, 2021