Written by: The Benton Law Firm Last Updated : April 12, 2019

Harlingen, TX – Bernard Rowland II Killed In Airplane Accident Near US 77

Harlingen, TX (April 11, 2019) – On April 9, Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene of a horrific helicopter crash near US 77 and Orphanage Road.

The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m.  77-year-old Bernard Rowland II was traveling in his crop duster aircraft when he clipped a power line near the intersection. The single-engine Air Tractor 502 crashed into a field near the intersection. Rowland II was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr. Rowland as they grieve through this very tragic loss.

Aviation Accidents in Texas

Harlingen, TX – Bernard Rowland II Killed In Plane Accident Near US 77Aviation accidents are obviously not as common as car accidents are in the state of Texas but they tend to have far more serious results. The most common causes of aviation accidents are as follows:

  • Pilot Error
  • Air Traffic Contol Error
  • Airline Negligence
  • Aircraft Defects
  • Pilot Intoxication
  • Aircraft Defects or Malfunctions

The emotional and financial consequences that come after an aviation accident occurs often leave families devastated. In cases where victims lose their lives due to an aviation accident, the surviving family members should contact a Texas personal injury attorney to find out if they have the ability to file a claim for compensation for their injuries and damages.

Our Texas aviation accident attorneys at the Benton Law Firm had the years of experience helping surviving family members who have lost someone in an airplane crash. If you have lost someone or been injured in an airplane crash, you need legal representation with experience in these types of matters,  Call the Benton Law Firm today today to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to schedule a free consultation with a to see what legal options are available for you.

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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life of those who live in our state. At the Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others to avoid becoming victims themselves or to know how to respond should a tragedy occur. Do not rely on any information within this post. Instead, seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional whenever necessary.


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