Brian Arnott, 69, was killed when the plane he was in crashed near FM 2004 and FM Road 646 just after 6:50pm on Tuesday.
ABC13 learned that Arnott was an experienced flight instructor and according to his family and friends he flew out of Pearland Airport quite often.
A 38-year-old man survived the crash and was taken by Life Flight to UTMB Galveston.
His current condition is not known.
Investigators say no flight plan was found and it is not yet known who was piloting the plan.
For now, the wreckage remains in a grassy field south of FM 2004 and FM 646.
SkyEye flew over the site earlier this morning and saw several people in the field, presumably to piece together what happened.
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