Plane Crashes At Colorado Airport, USA
A private jet explodes while landing at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, which serves the famous Colorado skiing resort
A private jet has crashed and burst into flames while landing at an airport in the US state of Colorado.
The accident happened at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, which serves the famous Colorado skiing resort.
Photos and video from the scene show a fire engine spraying down the wreckage, and smoke billowing from the plane.
Aspen is a popular winter holiday destination for celebrities, and comedian Kevin Nealon and singer LeAnn Rimes posted tweets after witnessing the crash.
“Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet,” wrote Nealon, best known for his role in TV black comedy Weeds.
“Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles still at scene. No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can’t imagine there are survivors.”
Rimes wrote: “So sad. Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.”
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Allen Kenitzer said: “The airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen. It crashed while attempting to land.”
A spokeswoman for Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the accident but had no details on possible casualties.
ABC News reported that at least one person was killed in the crash.
It is not clear how many people were on board.
Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is about 100 miles southwest of Denver.