Officials say a 69-year-old
He says the FAA is investigating and did not immediately have further details.
Kane County sheriff's deputies are at the scene of the crash, which reportedly occurred at about 1:30 p.m., officials said.
The accident happened near the Olson Airport, 9N776 Kendall Rd., near Plato Center just west of Elgin, officials said. Officials said the plane was attempting to take off and crashed on the airport property for an unknown reason. It was not known where the plane was headed, police said.
While the crash remains under investigation, the only injury was to the sole occupant of the plane Frank J. Kehoe, of Hampshire who died in the crash, said Lt. Patrick Gengler, a spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff's Department. Officials described Kehoe as an experienced pilot.
The owners of the airport were not at the airport and did not have any information about the crash.