La Sara man killed in crop duster plane crash near Harlingen

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(Source: Andy & Brenda Galvan)

New Details:

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the pilot killed in a crop duster plane crash near Harlingen on Tuesday. 

The pilot has been identified as Bernard Rowland II, 72, from La Sara. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is continuing to investigate the crash. 



One man has been confirmed deceased at the scene of a crop duster plane crash near Harlingen, according to DPS. 

Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration will be taking over the investigation as troopers secure the scene. 

Sources tell CBS 4 that the crop duster hit a power line and went down. 


Original Story:

Texas DPS Troopers are responding to a small plane crash near U.S 77 and Orphanage Rd. near Harlingen.

Details are limited at this time, but authorities ask that the public avoid the area. 

We will keep you up to date with the latest as more details become available. 

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