Plane crashed at Aspen Colorado airport

The FAA confirmed: A Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen crashed at the Aspen Colorado Airport in the US on Sunday afternoon local time.The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said at le

Plane crashed at Aspen Colorado airport

The FAA confirmed: A Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen crashed at the Aspen Colorado Airport in the US on Sunday afternoon local time.The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said at least 1 person died and two were seriously injured confirmed it is responding to a plane crash at the Aspen Airport.

As reported by a passenger on another plane dark smoke is visible, fire trucks are on the scene and the airport is closed.

Comedian Kevin Nealon tweeted: “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.”

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It appears to be a private jet.

Aspen–Pitkin Co./Sardy Field covers an area of 573 acres (232 ha) at an elevation of 7,820 feet (2,384 m) above mean sea level. It has one asphalt paved runway designated 15/33 which measures 8,006 by 100 feet (2,135 x 30 m).

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013 the airport had 35,772 aircraft operations, an average of 98 per day: 53% general aviation, 21% air taxi, 26% scheduled commercial, and 0.01% military. At that time there were 82 aircraft based at this airport: 88% single-engine, 6% multi-engine, 2% jet and 4% glider.
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