At Least One Killed in Aspen Plane Crash; Icy Runway Blamed
Aspen, CO (FOX News) - At least one person was killed Sunday when a plane crashed at Aspen Airport in western Colorado, authorities said.
The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office confirmed that three people were on the plane. Of the survivors, one suffered serious injuries, and one was said to have suffered minor injuries.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600 that took off from Tucson.
Comedian Kevin Nealon, an apparent eyewitness, tweeted details about the crash.
"Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport," he said. "Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet."
Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is about 100 miles southwest of Denver.