Plane crashes, catches fire after departing from Rockford airport

One person was killed when a private plane veered off a runway and caught fire Thursday at Chicago Rockford International Airport in Rockford, Illinois, authorities said.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz did not identify the victim of the accident.

The FAA says the plane that caught fire was a Beechcraft King Air twin-engine plane that can carry between seven and 13 passengers, depending on the variant.

It is believed the aircraft was taxiing when it ran off a runway and caught fire, authorities said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating to determine the cause of the accident.