One dead after plane 'explodes into flames' in Colorado

At least one person has died after a private plane crashed on an icy runway at Aspen airport in the US state of Colorado on Sunday. One survivors remains in a critical condition and another has minor injuries, local officials said.

Plane flipped onto roof in fatal runway crash

A private plane flipped was "fully engulfed in flames" before flipping onto its roof on a runway at an airport in Aspen, according to local officials.

Photos from the scene show the badly-damaged fuselage and what appears to be a thick coat of snow and ice on the runway.

The charred front section of the fuselage
The charred front section of the fuselage Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism
The private jet lies on its roof on the runway
The private jet lies on its roof on the runway Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism
The runway appears to be coated in ice and snwo
The runway appears to be coated in ice and snwo Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

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Report: Crashed plane flying to Aspen from Arizona

The small plane that crashed at Aspen airport is believed to be a Bombardier Challenger 600 and was flying to the Colorado city from Tucson, Arizona, an ABC News affiliate has reported, citing air officials.

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ASPEN UPDATE: FAA spokesperson says airplane that crashed appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen

Actor saw plane 'explode into flames' in Aspen crash

A plane "exploded into flames" in a crash landing at Aspen airport, according to US actor and comedian Kevin Nealon, who witnessed the incident in Colorado.

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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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Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles still at scene. No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can't imagine there are survivors.

Eyewitnesses report plane crash at Aspen airport

A small plane has crashed at Aspen airport in the US state of Colorado, according to eyewitness and local media reports.

Various eyewitnesses, including the singer Leann Rimes, tweeted their shock from the scene of the reported crash while posting images of a plane on the snow-filled runway.

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So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.