A private jet crashed at a Colorado airport on Sunday, killing one and injuring two passengers, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County sheriff’s office told Yahoo news.
Three people were on board the small plane when it crashed at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport on Sunday afternoon, dispatcher Thomas Wright said. Gusts of wind were about 30 mph (48 km/h), and west winds were up to 20 mph (32 km/h) in Boulder when the accident happened, according to the National Weather Service.
Passengers from other planes posted photos of the fiery crash as an emergency crew arrived on the scene.
Actor Kevin Nealon also tweeted about the crash.
Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.—
Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 05, 2014