1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen, Colo., plane crash

1 killed, 2 injured in Aspen, Colo., plane crash

January 5th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Emergency crews work near a passenger plane that crashed upon landing at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

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ASPEN, Colo. - One person died and two people were injured when a plane crashed at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon, Colorado authorities said.

Three people were aboard the plane Sunday, said Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office. One person was injured severely and another suffered non-serious injuries, he said.

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.

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

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane was headed from Tucson, Ariz., and crashed upon landing.

Other details of the fiery crash weren't immediately available.

Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles southwest of Denver.