One Dead After Plane Catches Fire At Rockford Airport, Cause Unknown
One person is dead after a plane crash Thursday afternoon in Rockford. According to a news release, a King Air 200 aircraft with one individual on board went off the runway and caught on fire at the Chicago Rockford International Airport. The incident occured shortly after 3:40 p.m.
The Rockford Register Starreports there is a fatality.
This is an open investigation and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will be assisting in the investigation, and will be partnering with the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to determine a cause.
Any inquiries related to the incident and the ongoing investigation should be directed to the FAA at 847-294-7427.
Currently, the airport is fully operational with minimal delays to scheduled operations.