Four people are dead after a small private plane crashed north of the runway at the Tupelo Airport in Mississippi, officials said.

Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the pilot and all three passengers were killed in the crash Monday morning.

Deputy Fire Chief Jimmy Avery described the aircraft as a Bonanza B36 single-engine, six-seater plane.

He said the plane took off at 8:32 a.m. Monday, headed to Charlottesville, Virginia.

Other details about the crash were not immediately available.