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Aspen plane crash: 1 dead in crash landing that ignites plane into fireball

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An Aspen plane crash took the life of one of the three people on board the small plane that crashed landed Sunday afternoon. The plane crashed on the runway then flipped over and burst into flames immediately as it came into Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Western Colorado, according to Fox News on Jan. 5.

Fox News live on Sunday evening reports that one of the people on board died, another is in serious condition and the third person is said to have suffered minor injuries in this crash. The Bombardier Challenger 600 aircraft flew to Aspen from Tucson Arizona where it crashed on landing. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the plane’s flight originated in Tucson.

An eyewitness to the crash was Kevin Nealon, a comedian by trade. He tweeted:

"Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport," he said. "Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet." He continued with: "Airport is closed now. I think I'll drive back to LA after seeing that."

LeAnn Rimes Cibrian tweeted:

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

The names of the crash victims were not released. It is not known what caused the plane to crash on landing but the investigation is on-going today.