Jet crashes at Aspen

Last updated 13:15 06/01/2014
A photo on Twitter appearing to show the crashed jet at Aspen airport.
Jay Sills

A photo on Twitter appearing to show the crashed jet at Aspen airport.

Relevant offers

Americas

Trump will argue he is immune from lawsuits until he leaves office Donald Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies Q&A: What Trump's new climate actions mean Who would gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue - that beats Donald Trump embarks on uphill tax battle as government shutdown deadline approaches Savvy investor flips Donald Trump's childhood home for a profit Fox News said Donald Trump spent the weekend 'working at the White House'. He was at his golf club Ivanka Trump hires Australian fashion stylist 'Fearless Girl' statue can keep staring down Wall Street's bull until 2018

A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport has killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said.

The three were the only ones aboard the plane when it crashed Sunday afternoon, said Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office. One of those hurt had injuries that were not serious.

Ginny Dyche, a spokeswoman for Aspen Valley Hospital, said the facility admitted two patients who were involved in the crash. She said they were still being evaluated, but she declined to release any other information.

Allen Kenitzer, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the aircraft appeared to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, a midsized private jet.

FAA spokesman said the plane was headed from Tucson, Arizona, to the ski resort and crashed upon landing. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach airport officials in Colorado and Arizona were not immediately successful.

The crash prompted Twitter responses from two celebrity witnesses, who confirmed to The Associated Press that they sent the tweets.

Country singer LeAnn Rimes Cibrian tweeted:

Comedian Kevin Nealon sent a series of tweets about the crash through @kevin_nealon.

Tom Renwick, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Junction, Colorado, said snow showers were reported in the area Sunday afternoon, but not at the airport. He said it has been overcast all day with temperatures hovering around minus 12 Celsius.

A message left with a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman was not immediately returned.

Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 160 kilometers southwest of Denver.

Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content