POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 3:54pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 8:56am
Amarillo, Texas (KETK) — The Department of Public Safety tells KETK that a Tyler man was killed after a small plane crashed in a neighborhood in Amarillo Thursday morning.
The man has been identified as Ben Harned, IV.
Harned moved to Tyler years ago, but still owns Performance Motors in Amarillo..
According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the pilot reported engine problems shortly after takeoff.
The plane crash-landed near several mobile homes.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but witnesses reported seeing a man trapped inside the plane.
Federal authorities are investigating.