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Mid-sized private jet crashes in western Colorado: One fatality confirmed

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At a time when commercial travel is turned upside due to extreme winter weather conditions nationwide, a private jet has crashed in western Colorado with tragic consequences.

According to ABC News, one person died and two people were injured when a plane crashed at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon.

Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, told ABC that three people in all were on the plane. One person was injured severely and another suffered non-serious injuries.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the aircraft appeared to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, which is a mid-sized private jet.

An FAA spokesman said the plane was headed from Tucson, Ariz., and crashed upon landing. The FAA will investigate, trying to determine a cause in the crash.

Others who are planning to travel in private or commercial aircrafts anytime soon may want to reconsider. Chicago, a stop-over for many continental travelers, is in the midst of a massive winter storm that is expected to cause headaches for thousands of travelers. ABC News reports that up to a foot of snow could fall in the Windy City over the next 24 hours, resulting in flight delays and cancellations across the board.

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