Private jet plane crash at Aspen Airport – one dead

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One person has died and two are seriously hurt in a plane crash at Aspen Airport as a private jet came into land.

The Challenger 600 business jet had departed from Tucson Arizona just after 10am. It is though to have made several attempts to land at this difficult airport before the accident at around 12.20pm.

Fire broke out on the aircraft after it had come to rest upside down on the runway.although airport fire crews had soon extinguished it. On board where two co-pilots and one pilot. It was one of the co-pilots that died in the crash.

Private jet plane crash at Aspen Airport

Photograph by Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism for more pictures visit Aspen Journalism.

The injuries of the two survivors have been described as ‘moderate to severe’ but they are not thought to have suffered any burn injuries.

Aspen Plane Crash Report

Several witnesses tweeted after witnessing the accident including singer LeAnn Rimes and an Adelaide couple told their story as they waited for their flight.

For the latest local news on this incident visit the Aspen Times.

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