Small plane crashes at Aspen airport

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  1. MSYgirl

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    (CNN) -- 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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    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – One person is dead and two others were injured after a plane crashed while attempting to land at the Aspen–Pitkin County Airport just after noon on Sunday.

    Allen Kreitzer from the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the crash but offered little other information.

    “All we know at this time is that there is an accident at Aspen,” Kreitzer said in a statement.

    CBS has confirmed that there were three people on board the plane.

    Kreitzer said the airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600 arriving from Tucson.

    “It crashed while attempting to land,” he said.
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  2. Wandering Aramean
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    The crash occurred on the second landing attempt, according to reports. Also, there are other reports of one dead and two injured.
  3. DennisLCaskey

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    Oh my God,very sad news to hear.Is that every thing alright ?? What about the passenger ?? what about the rest of people ?
  4. Bill Hunt

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    The reports that we have been getting state that all three occupants were pilots, and no mention of any others. What has not been made clear is if the "pilots" were landing to pick up other pax, or were perhaps just getting the plane to ASE for later use.

    That airport has scared me many times, both in-bound (the worst, IMO), and out-bound.

    Very sad news.

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