Plane catches fire at Illinois airport after running off runway, 1 dead, investigators say

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Plane catches fire at Illinois airport after running off runway, 1 dead, investigators say

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

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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.

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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.

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