South Texas crop duster, 77, killed in plane crash

4 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, April 09 2019 Apr 9, 2019 April 09, 2019 6:19 PM April 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) - A 77-year-old crop duster was killed when his aircraft crashed into a South Texas field.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the man as Bernard Rowland II of Lasara, Texas.

The Federal Aviation Administration says he was flying his single-engine Air Tractor 502 about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday when crash happened. The FAA says the aircraft clipped a power line and crashed into a field near the intersection of U.S. 77 and Orphanage Road, almost 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of Harlingen.

The FAA is still investigating the incident.

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