One dead as private jet crashes at Aspen: Officials
Published on Jan 6, 2014 6:04 AM
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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