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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.

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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 Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism
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 Credit: Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism

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