Two US Navy jets collide over South Texas

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Two US Navy training jets have collided over South Texas, forcing the two crew members on one plane to bail out and leaving one of them with minor injuries.

The two British-built T-45C Goshawk jets collided about 11am on Monday over Ricardo, about 80 kilometres southwest of Corpus Christi.

One jet with a student and instructor aboard was able to land safely at nearby Naval Air Station Kingsville.

The other jet crashed nearby after its student pilot and instructor ejected safely. One of them was treated for minor injuries at a Corpus Christi hospital.

No cause has been determined, and the Navy and local officials were investigating. They reported no other injuries or notable collateral damage.

The crash came five days after a midair collision between a small plane and a regional air freighter near Denver. Both aircraft were able to land safely without injuries.