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Pilot in critical condition after landing on powerline from military aircraft crash near Fort Worth

A military aircraft crash was reported on Sunday morning in Lake Worth, Texas that left three homes damaged and two pilots injured. 

The two pilots ejected from the aircraft were taken to the hospital with one in critical condition and the other in serious condition.

 Lake Worth Police Chief J.T. Manoushagian said that one pilot was found in the power lines and the other in the neighborhood after they were ejected from the aircraft. The plane was found in the backyard of a home.

The one pilot was seen engulfed in flames before hitting powerlines, a witness told CBS 11.  

The Fort Worth Fire Department and Lake Worth Police Department arrived at the scene as locals reported seeing the pilots in parachutes before the aircraft crashed down between the 4000 blocks of Tejas Trail and Dakota Trail. 

A Facebook video from user Chastity Benne captured the smoke rising in Lake Worth

An estimated three homes have been damaged as a result of the crash

The pilot caught in the powerlines was allegedly engulfed in flames, a witness told CBS11.   

A video posted by Chastity Benne on Facebook captured smoke rising from the crash and a parachute caught on a powerline. 

 No casualties have been reported as of yet. 

The Fort Worth Fire Department responded to the scene at 11.40am 

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