LeAnn Rimes and comedian Kevin Nealon were among those who witnessed a plane crash in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday.
The crash was followed by an explosion. Witnesses said that there are likely no survivors, but officials haven’t determined that so far.
“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.
Rimes sent out one tweet: “So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.”
The airport is technically known as Aspen–Pitkin County Airport, and also as Sardy Field.
Plane crashes in Aspen, Colo., crews respond
Emergency crews are responding to a fiery plane crash at Aspen Airport in western Colorado.
Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed the plane crashed Sunday afternoon but said he could not release any more details until a spokesman is contacted.
The size of the plane was not immediately clear. Nor was it clear how many people were on board.
Attempts by The Associated Press to reach an airport spokesman were unsuccessful.
Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, is about 100 miles southwest of Denver.