DPS confirms identity of plane crash victims

A father and son flying to visit family in the Bowie area died in Friday’s fiery plane crash just a short distance from the Bowie Airport.

Department of Public Safety Spokesperson Tony Fulton said the pilot was identified as Lawrence Liptack, 51, and his nine-year-old son Landon Liptack was the passenger. Both were killed when the twin-engine Cessna 414 crashed into a pasture and caught fire behind a home at 2202 Lone Star Road.

Read the full story in the mid-week News. Pictured- Bowie firefighters put out the fire from the Aug. 15 plane crash off Lone Star Road near the Bowie Airport. (Photo by Barbara Green)