A plane has crashed at the Aspen, Colo., airport, a Pitkin County sheriff’s dispatcher says.
“Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport,” said witness Kevin Nealon via Twitter. “Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.”
Nealon said fire trucks and ambulances were on the scene within minutes but that there don’t appear to be any survivors. The airport is now closed. “No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can’t imagine there are survivors,” Nealon said.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to ABC that emergency crews have responded to the scene. Officials haven’t made any public announcements regarding the crash and explosion.
Photos and video from the scene show a fire truck spraying down the wreckage, and smoke billowing from the plane.
(Video: Courtesy of Craig Lucie from WSB-TV)
Nico Salvatore Enea, who is also at the airport, inside of another plane, said via Twitter that his pilot told them that there are “100 percent fatalities.”
“Pilot says regional, most likely foreign, [but] cannot even get tail number from wreckage,” he said. “Definitely wing engine explosion where fuel is kept.”
“High winds, bad angle,” he added, referring to the crash, which happened upon landing.
The plane was a Bombardier Challenger 600 that originated in Tuscon, Arizona, reported ABC, citing the Federal Aviation Authority.
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