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Military plane crashes in residential neighborhood in North Texas


LAKE VALUE (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials from the Lake Worth Police Department have confirmed that a military plane crashed in a residential area in that town.

Matt Zavadsky with Medstar confirmed that two pilots were injured. One pilot was in critical condition and another in serious condition.

Zavadsky also said that a person who lived in the neighborhood was treated at the scene but was not transported.

Lake Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said he received the call about the downed plane at 10:53 a.m.

“Initially, the units reported that a pilot had ejected and got stuck in some power lines,” Manoushagian said. “Another pilot had ejected and was found in the neighborhood.”

Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur said the two pilots were rushed to hospital and three homes were damaged.

A witness tells CBS 11 that his vehicle was damaged by what appeared to be an ejected pilot’s seat. He said one of the pilots appeared to be engulfed in flames before hitting power lines.

Manoushagian said Fort Worth Police and Fire Department, Tarrant County Constable’s Office and Tarrant County Emergency Management all assisted Lake Worth in response to the crash.

The crash was located between the 4000 blocks of Tejas and Dakota.

Police tweeted that emergency services were on the scene.

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