A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed in Lake Worth, Texas, approximately two miles northeast of Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, earlier today.
The aircraft impacted the ground in a civilian neighborhood causing damage to at least three homes. Emergency services responded to the scene. The Navy said it is cooperating fully with local authorities.
The two pilots ejected from the aircraft. The instructor pilot was reported in stable condition; the student naval aviator was reported in serious condition – his injuries were not life threatening. Both were transported to local medical facilities for treatment.
The T-45C was assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas.
The incident is under investigation.
The pilots were conducting a routine training flight that originated at from Corpus Christi International Airport. The safety and environmental teams are en-route for scene assessment.