Report: Aspen / Pitkin County Airport Closed Following Plane Crash

snowAspen / Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colorado has been closed indefinitely following the crash of a private plane, ABC News reports. 

A private jet was on its second landing attempt when it crashed, slid off the side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames, ABC News said. Co-pilot Carranza Brabata was killed in the crash, and the pilot, whose identity has not yet been released, suffered serious injuries. Another pilot suffered moderate injuries.

"The airplane appears to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, coming from Tucson to Aspen. It crashed while attempting to land," Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allan Kenitzer told ABC News. 

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