One dead, two hurt in Aspen, Colo. plane crash
A Colorado sheriff's office dispatcher confirms that one person died and two people were injured when a plane crashed at the Aspen airport.
Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, says three people were aboard the plane Sunday. He says one person was severely injured and another suffered non-serious injuries.
Aspen Valley Hospital spokeswoman Ginny Dyche says the facility admitted two patients involved in the crash.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane, apparently a Bombardier Challenger 600, a midsized private jet, was headed from Tucson, Ariz., and crashed upon landing.
Attempts by The Associated Press to reach airport officials in Colorado and Arizona were not immediately successful.
Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles southwest of Denver.
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