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Aspen airport remains closed after deadly crash

January 6, 2014 • Entertainment


Colorado authorities say a fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday Jan. 5, 2014, killed one person and injured two others, one severely. Officials say the flight originated in Mexico and all three aboard were pilots and Mexican men. (AP Photo/The Aspen Times, Leigh H. Vogel)

DENVER (AP) — Two men from Mexico were being treated Monday for serious injuries and another was dead after a fiery plane crash at the airport in Aspen, a popular ski resort where wealthy visitors shuttle in and out on private flights.

The plane went off the right side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames on Sunday afternoon, said Alex Burchetta, director of operations for the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

The airport remained closed as authorities investigated the crash during the busy ski season.

Miguel Henriqez was in critical condition and Moises Carranza was in serious condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, spokeswoman Kimberly Williams said.

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