'We're not going to make it': Horrifying video shows moment bird hits Navy Goshawk causing it to spiral into residential area
The recently released footage shows the jet crash into three houses in the Lake Worth neighborhod in Texas
FORT WORTH, TEXAS: The video of a military jet accident that happened last year has been released recently. It shows the shocking moment a US military jet got hit by a bird before it crashed into a group of homes in a Texas neighborhood. The horrific event happened on September 19, 2021, when a pilot and a student were flying a jet trainer from Kingsville over the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.
Some birds can be seen flying near the Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft in the footage. However, one bird abruptly flew low and suddenly got pulled into the jet. Soon after the bird hit, alarms went off as the pilot screamed: “We're not going to make it! Standby to eject. Pull up! Pull up!” The clip then showed the jet crashing into three houses in the Lake Worth neighborhood, MailOnline reported.
“Stand by to eject!” Stunning video from US military jet as bird is sucked into the jet’s engine, forcing the pilot and student pilot to eject as the plane crashes into a Texas neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/Pw0yUQW3Ky— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 17, 2022
Though the accident did not hurt any civilians, it reportedly did send the student to the hospital with critical injuries. The pilot also sustained non-life threatening injuries. Citing the authorities, the publication reported that “the pilots were conducting a routine training flight that originated from the Corpus Christi International Airport, about 350 miles south of Lake Worth along the Gulf Coast. Wreckage from the aircraft was found in three of the homes in which residents were evacuated out by Red Cross members.”
A Facebook user named Chasity Benne had posted the videos of the incident, attracting a lot of comments. A user wrote, “Thank god it didn't go into someone house it went back yard.” The second user commented, “Sending many healing prayers to everyone involved, and injured in this incident. Sorry to hear about the all of the property damage. It could have been much worse. Praise God that it wasn't.”
Benne had also shared a GoFundMe link to “help family who’s home the plane crashed in to” at the time. The campaign was initiated by Kymberley Cartwright and Kym Cartwrigh for Joyce Sellers. The message on it read, “Earlier this afternoon an aircraft crashed into my daughters grandparents home. My 8 year old daughter and her dad were in the house at the time of the crash and barely made it out in time! Her dad went to the hospital by ambulance for some injuries but we’re so incredibly lucky that this didn’t end up worse for them. However their home and everything that they have has been completely destroyed by this plane crash."
"Clothes, glasses, car keys and so much more has been lost and they are going to be completely starting over. Anything helps and I know they would greatly appreciate it! These photos were taken from inside the house,” said the fundraiser's message.
On November 23, 2021, an update was posted on the fundraiser that read, “We’re still dealing with this, 59 days after the plane crash. Still haven’t heard anything from the Navy, still living in a hotel. People either didn’t believe or didn’t think it was that bad, but it’s that bad!”