A pilot is in critical condition tonight after crashing his helicopter outside San Benito city limits.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of FM 803 and Ebony Road to rescue the pilot and put out the flames consuming the helicopter.

Los Fresnos Fire Department says the helicopter may have gotten tangled with electrical wires causing the aircraft to plummet.

The pilot suffered 3rd degree burns on 75 percent of his body.

The FAA has opened an investigation into the crash.