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Aspen airport remains closed after deadly crash

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 06 2014 10:50:44 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 06 2014 02:05:20 PM CST
Aspen, Colo

Courtesy Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism via CNN


The Aspen airport remains closed as authorities investigate a fiery plane crash Sunday afternoon (1/5/14)

Airlines are busing travelers to the Denver and Grand Junction airports. Assistant aviation director Brian Grefe said about 3,000 travelers had been affected.
Authorities say investigators must examine the debris before it can be moved.
Two men from Mexico are being treated for serious injuries and another was dead in the crash. The plane went off the right side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames.
One man is in critical condition and another is in serious condition at a Grand Junction hospital.
Both are pilots and one was co-piloting the plane with a third man, also of Mexico, who died in the crash. It was not clear who was in control of the plane when it went down.