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Actor Kevin Nealon live-tweets Aspen plane crash

3:44 PM, Jan 5, 2014   |    comments
  • (@StarshipFriends): A private plane just crashed at Aspen Airport!
    
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- UPDATE, 5:07 p.m.: Emergency crews are responding to a fiery plane crash at Aspen Airport in western Colorado. 

Officials say one person was killed and two were injured, one severely.

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.

Earlier Story: 2:50 p.m.

It hasn't hit the news wires yet, but according to actor and comedian Kevin Nealon a plane crashed at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.

@kevin_nealon tweeted at 2:35 p.m.: "Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet."

Seconds later: "Fire truck and ambulances were on the scene within minutes. I don't believe there are any survivors."

Another tweet came one minute later: "Airport is closed now. I think I'll drive back to LA after seeing that"

Other people on Twitter have posted pictures of the crash including Gretchen Hawkesby. (Picture above)

Gretchen said(@StarshipFriends): A private plane just crashed at Aspen Airport! 

Country singer LeAnn Rimes was also at the airport and saw the crash. 

@leannrimes: So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.

First Coast News will update this story when more information becomes available. 

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