Jan 5, 2014 4:10 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

1 dead, 2 injured in Aspen plane crash

ASPEN, CO (KUSA)- Emergency crews are at the scene of a plane crash at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport where one person was killed and two injured.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says of the injured, one person sustained severe injuries, the other minor.

The crash occurred sometime after noon as the plane was attempting to land.

"I just saw a huge plume of smoke," said Jay Sills, who saw the plane moments after it crashed. "I came around the corner and the plane was upside down, rocking back and forth, next to the runway."

Sills says it appeared the cabin was still intact. He says a fire truck was on scene almost immediately after crash.

The FAA says the airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen.

Denver International Airport says most flights to Aspen are canceled.


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