A small private plane crashed Wednesday near Prescott Municipal Airport, Arizona.

The incident took place around 8:30 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. EDT) near the northern end of the airport runway. The plane — a single-engine Cessna 210 — was approaching the end of Runway 21R when it fell half a mile short, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told CBS affiliated AZ Family.

Several emergency units, including Prescott’s firefighters responded to the scene. The crashed aircraft was described as being "fully involved" in fire and completely destroyed.

The only person onboard the flight was the pilot, whose condition was not immediately known. No other signs of life were found near the crash site.

According to the FAA, the pilot had left the Prescott airport and was on the way back when the crash took place. The exact cause of the crash was not known. The crash site is being investigated by FAA as well as the National Transportation Safety Board.

This is a developing story.

A small private plane crashed near Prescott Municipal Airport on Wednesday. In this photo, wreckage from Patrick Swayze's Cessna plane lies on the ground after he made an emergency landing in Prescott Valley, Arizona, June 1, 2000. Getty Images/ Hulton Archive