Plane Crashes at Aspen Airport Killing One
A small twin-engine jet crashed Sunday (January 5) at the Aspen Airport in Aspen, Colo. killing the co-pilot and injuring two others aboard.
CNN reports that the twin-engine jet missed an earlier attempt to land due to high winds that was caught on the air traffic control radio transmission, the pilot was heard saying:
"Missed approach, N115WF. 33 knots of tail wind."
The deceased co-pilot died from blunt force trauma and was identified as 54-year-old Carranza Brabata of Mexico.
The pilot and second co-pilot -- flying as a passenger -- were transported to the Aspen Valley Hospital with moderate to severe injuries. The men were identified as Miguel Henriqez and Moises Carranza.
Singer LeAnn Rimes and comedian Kevin Nealon both witnessed and tweeted about the incident.