2 homes ‘heavily damaged’ after military aircraft crashes in Texas, fire officials say


(LAKE WORTH, TX.) — Three homes have been damaged after a military training aircraft crashed in Lake Worth, Texas, according to the Fort Worth Fire Department.

The 2000 Tejas military plane crashed in the backyard of one of the homes, and the debris damaged the nearby structures, Lake Worth Fire Chief Ryan Arthur told reporters at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

The pilots were apparently conducting a drill training exercise at the time of the crash, Arthur said. One of the pilot’s parachutes got caught in a power line after he was ejected from the plane, he said. The other was found in a neighborhood nearby, Arthur said.

Both pilots are being treated at the hospital, Arthur said. The extent of their injuries is unclear.

A small fire resulted from the crash, but no one in the homes was injured, Arthur said.

Homes in the area surrounding the crash are experiencing power outages, according to officials.

Dozens of residents were advised to stay out of the area due to the hazardous material that needs to be cleared. Cleanup crews have been advised by the military that the ejection seats could contain unexploded ordnances.

Additional details were not immediately available.

ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman and Flor Tolentino contributed to this report.

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