Four people in Cessna 210 were killed, according to Captain Jaeson Daniels and DeKalb County Fire Rescue.
The flight was departing from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Georgia, around 11 pm local time on Friday, according to a press release from the FAA, when the plane crashed.
Daniels said there was a working fire when DeKalb County Fire Rescue arrived, and the department worked to put out the flames.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, with the NTSB overseeing the investigation, according to Daniels.
The NTSB inspector is expected to arrive at the scene Saturday morning, the NTSB said.
The airport, known as PDK, is located about 22 miles north of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.