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One dead in Aspen plane crash

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  • FAA: Plane crashed upon arrival at Colorado airport
  • Two people taken to hospital with 'moderate to severe' injuries, according to authorities
  • Several celebrities tweeted about the plane crash
One dead in Aspen plane crash

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.

READ MORE: Jet crashes on landing

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.

The airport was closed following the crash.

CNN Wires contributed to this report.

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