UPDATE: At least one killed in Jet crash in Aspen; Celebrities witness crash

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UPDATED 5:21 p.m.

At least one person died when a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Aspen, Colorado, airport Sunday, said Alex Burchetta with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Two other people were transported to the hospital with “moderate to severe injuries,” he said.


COLORADO – A small plane crashed while trying to land at the Aspen, Colorado, airport Sunday afternoon, according to the FAA and local officials.

There was no immediate word on the fate of those on board the twin-engine jet, which FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said was a Bombardier Challenger 600 that was coming from Tucson, Arizona.

Photos posted on Twitter showed the plane upside down on the tarmac, its fuselage charred.

Two celebrities, who were at the small airport in the Aspen ski resort area, posted Twitter messages saying they witnessed the crash.

“So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport,” singer LeAnn Rimes tweeted.

Comedian Kevin Nealon tweeted: “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet. Fire truck and ambulances were on the scene within minutes.”


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