South Texas crop duster, 77, killed in plane crash


 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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