Fiery plane crash at Aspen, Colo., airport kills at least 1

ASPEN, Colo. - Emergency crews are responding to a fiery plane crash at Aspen Airport in western Colorado.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's office confirmed to CBS News that a total of three people were on board, and that one is dead, one suffered a serious injury, and one a minor injury They had no information on who was on the plane nor on who owns it.

A FAA spokesman told CBS News Radio: "The airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen.  It crashed while attempting to land."

Attempts by The Associated Press to reach an airport spokesman were unsuccessful.

Actor Kevin Nealon tweeted that he witnessed the crash. He called it "horrible," and said it "didn't look like there could be survivors but just hearing some survived but critical."

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


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