Comic Kevin Nealon And LeAnn Rimes Live-Tweeted A Plane Crash In Aspen

The small plane was allegedly coming from Tuscon, ABC7 reports.

Emergency crews near a passenger plane that crashed upon landing at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. AP Photo/The Aspen Times, Leigh Vogel

Update — Jan. 5, 8:15 p.m. ET: At least one person was killed and two injured in the crash.

All three people onboard the plane were pilots, Alex Burchetta, director of operations at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said.

The person who died was Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico, the 54-year-old co-pilot. One of the two other pilots suffered serious injuries, and the other moderate injuries, Burchetta said. Both were taken to the Aspen Valley Hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Emergency crews near the plane. AP Photo/The Aspen Times, Leigh Vogel

Around 2:35 p.m. ET, actor Kevin Nealon began tweeting about a plane crash he saw occur at the Aspen–Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo.


Kevin Nealon

@kevin_nealon

Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.

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

— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon)

Kevin Nealon

@kevin_nealon

Fire truck and ambulances were on the scene within minutes. I don’t believe there are any survivors.

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Nealon seemed pretty freaked out after witnessing the accident.

Airport is closed now. I think I'll drive back to LA after seeing that.

— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon)

Kevin Nealon

@kevin_nealon

Airport is closed now. I think I’ll drive back to LA after seeing that.

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“@pspaulg: @kevin_nealon Did you witness this happen?”YES, horrible!!

— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon)

Kevin Nealon

@kevin_nealon

“@pspaulg: @kevin_nealon Did you witness this happen?”YES, horrible!!

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Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles still at scene. No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can't imagine there are survivors.

— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon)

Kevin Nealon

@kevin_nealon

Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles still at scene. No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can’t imagine there are survivors.

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LeAnn Rimes was also at the airport.

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

— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes)

LeAnn Rimes Cibrian

@leannrimes

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

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Aerospace Info confirmed on Twitter that a plane went down in the resort town.

Aircraft involved in Aspen accident was N115WF. Crashed on landing, RWY15. Wind report of 330/16 #aspencrash

— Aerospace Info (@AerospaceInfo)

Aerospace Info

@AerospaceInfo

Aircraft involved in Aspen accident was N115WF. Crashed on landing, RWY15. Wind report of 330/16 #aspencrash

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The Colorado Springs Gazette confirmed with the local sheriff’s office that they were responding to the crash.

#Pitkin County sheriffs office confirms emergency crews en route to Aspen Airport following accident. Witnesses report fiery plane crash

— Molly Hendrickson (@MollyHendrickso)

Molly Hendrickson

@MollyHendrickso

#Pitkin County sheriffs office confirms emergency crews en route to Aspen Airport following accident. Witnesses report fiery plane crash

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ASPEN UPDATE: FAA spokesperson says airplane that crashed appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7)

ABC7 Eyewitness News

@ABC7

ASPEN UPDATE: FAA spokesperson says airplane that crashed appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen

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Pictures of the crash began to appear online from other witnesses.

@aspenpubradio Can confirm plane crash at #Aspen airport. This photo from moments ago. #breaking

— Corey Morris-Singer (@CMorrisSinger)

Corey Morris-Singer

@CMorrisSinger

@aspenpubradio Can confirm plane crash at #Aspen airport. This photo from moments ago. #breaking

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A private plane just crashed at Aspen Airport!

— Gretchen Hawkesby (@StarshipFriends)

Gretchen Hawkesby

@StarshipFriends

A private plane just crashed at Aspen Airport!

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@CBSDenver

— Gretchen Hawkesby (@StarshipFriends)

Gretchen Hawkesby

@StarshipFriends

@CBSDenver

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Just watched private plane crash at aspen airport. Insane

— Nico Salvatore Enea (@NicoSEnea)

Nico Salvatore Enea

@NicoSEnea

Just watched private plane crash at aspen airport. Insane

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