Tucson International Airport officials didn’t immediately have more information. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach airport officials in Colorado were not immediately successful.
The crash prompted Twitter responses from two celebrity witnesses, who confirmed to The Associated Press that they sent the tweets.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes Cibrian tweeted via (at)leannrimes on Sunday: “So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.”
Comedian Kevin Nealon sent a series of tweets about the crash through (at)kevin—nealon.
His first one said, “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.” Later he tweeted, “Airport is closed now. I think I’ll drive back to LA after seeing that.”
Tom Renwick, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Junction, said snow showers were reported in the area Sunday afternoon, but not at the airport. He said it has been overcast all day with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees.
Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles southwest of Denver.
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