At Least One Dead After Plane Crash at Aspen Airport

Crashed while landing


At least one person is dead and another has serious injuries after a private plane crashed today at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo., the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said.

Emergency crews responded immediately to the crash, the Sheriff's Office said.

The plane, which according to the Sheriff's Office had three people onboard, originated from Mexico and stopped in Tucson, Ariz., before arriving in Aspen.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allan Kenitzer said there was not much information that could be confirmed early on.

"The airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen. It crashed while attempting to land," Kenitzer said.