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One dead as private jet crashes at Aspen: Officials

Published on Jan 6, 2014 6:04 AM
 
The wreckage of a private jet lies on the runway after it crashed and burned as it landed at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Colorado on Jan 5, 2014. One person was killed when a private jet crashed and burst into flames on Sunday while landing at the airport that serves the exclusive Colorado skiing resort of Aspen, officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - One person was killed when a private jet crashed and burst into flames on Sunday while landing at the airport that serves the exclusive Colorado skiing resort of Aspen, officials said.

Pitkin County Sheriff's Office confirmed one person was killed and two were injured, one seriously, after the plane carrying them smashed into the runway at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.

"Three on board: one fatality, one serious and one minor injuries," Pitkin County Undersheriff Ron Ryan told AFP in an email.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane was believed to be a Bombardier Challenger 600.

 
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