Two US military pilots were rescued and taken to hospital on Sunday after their training jet crashed into the back yard of a residence in a Texas neighborhood near Fort Worth, authorities said.

In the suburb Lake Worth damaged three houses where the pilots crashed before their small US Navy jet crashed about a block from a middle school.

“No resident was injured. The two pilots were transported to the hospital,” said Ryan Arthur , Lake Worth Fire Department chief, told reporters.

“This incident could have been a lot worse as this plane crashed in a residential area here in Lake Worth,” he said, adding that luckily the plane crashed in a back yard and has avoided direct impact on a house.

The US Naval Air Training Command (CNATRA) said a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet, a training aircraft that is often used on aircraft carriers crashed about three kilometers from a military base in Fort Worth.

“The flight instructor is in stable condition; the condition of the naval aviator is unknown, but he is alive and being treated, “said a tweet.

The pilots conducted a routine training flight departing from Corpus Christi International Airport, some 400 miles south.” The cause The crash is unknown “and is under investigation, according to CNATRA.

Social media video postings showed a cloud of black smoke drifting up from the crash site.

One showed a parachute suspended in power lines along a roadside and its straps reached the ground, while photos reportedly showed the still-smoldering wreckage of the plane.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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