One person was killed and two were injured Sunday after a small plane crashed at the Aspen Airport in Colorado, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.
The deceased was identified as 54-year-old co-pilot Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico.
Alex Burchetta, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said two people were taken to the hospital with "moderate to severe injuries." Burchetta said the cause of the crash was under investigation.
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Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN the twin-engine jet a Bombardier Challenger 600 that was coming from Tucson, Arizona, to Aspen. He also said the plane crashed as it attempted to land at the airport.
Several celebrities tweeted after witnessing the crash at the airport.
Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.
— Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 5, 2014
So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) January 5, 2014
The airport was closed following the crash.
CNN Wires contributed to this report.