Witnesses, including celebrities Kevin Nealon and LeAnn Rimes, took to social media to share photos and comments after a private plane crashed and burned Sunday at an airport in Aspen, Colo.
Nealon, a comedian, kept his Twitter followers abreast of information involving the plane at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The airport was closed after the 12:30 p.m. MT crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Rimes also shared a comment on Twitter after seeing the crash. USA TODAY Network has reached out to both the Grammy award-winning singer and Nealon via Twitter for more information.
The Aviation Safety Network, citing local authorities, reported that one person died, one was severely injured and the third person on the plane suffered minor to moderate injuries.
FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the plane appeared to be a twin-engine Bombardier Challenger 600 en route from Tucson to Aspen, about 100 miles southwest of Denver.
Jay Sills, 35, a Basalt, Colo., resident who was in Aspen at the time, told USA TODAY Network he saw "the bottom of the plane was burning and the fire truck drove up and started spraying it down." He said he did not see the crash itself. "I just saw the smoke plume. It is real windy here today and the winds are gusty and swirling." He shard a photo of the incident to his Facebook account.
The property manager who takes care of second homes in Aspen said he couldn't stop thinking about people on the plane.
"I felt so bad for whoever was inside it," he told USA TODAY Network. "I was hoping they were OK or they weren't suffering."
Sills' friend, Gretchen Hawkesby, shared his photo on her Twitter account.
Others shared their experiences from the airport scene as well.
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