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US Navy Goshawk trainer crashes in Texas, pilots eject

Goshawk jet trainer in Texas
US Navy file photo a T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer crashed in Lake Worth, Texas, approximately two miles northeast of Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth at approximately 11 am on September 19.

The aircraft impacted the ground in a civilian neighborhood causing damage to at least three homes. Emergency services responded to the scene.

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 navy said, adding that the incident is under investigation.

Assigned to Training Air Wing 2 at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, the aircraft and pilots were conducting a routine training flight that originated from Corpus Christi International Airport.

“We are extremely thankful for the support from Lake Worth and Fort Worth Fire Departments, Lake Worth Police, Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, and other community partners who responded to the scene,” the navy said in a release.

In May this year, two US Navy T-45 Goshawk training jets from Training Squadron 22 collided in mid-air in Ricardo, Texas. One of the aircraft was able to safely land, while the other aircraft’s instructor and student pilot had to eject about nine miles south of Kingsville in Ricardo.