MONEE, Ill. (CBS) — An 84-year-old man was killed when the small plane he was flying crashed in unincorporated Will County near Beecher.

The Will County Sheriff’s office said the single-engine plane took off before 10 a.m. with one man on board from Bult Field, at 28261 S. Kedzie Ave. in Monee.

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A witness said the plane sounded like it was having engine trouble, and the pilot tried to land it, but lost control and the plane ended up crashing in a nearby cornfield.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the plane went down in a field about 400 yards south of the 2200 block of West Offner Road in unincorporated Will County near Beecher.

The 84-year-old man in the plane died on impact, the sheriff’s office said. No one else was injured.

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The plane was registered to a Crete resident whose name has not been released. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating Monday afternoon.