Airplane Crash

Plane Crash
9:08 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Investigation Expected into Aspen Airport Crash

Photo of plane that crashed, skidded on landing at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport on the afternoon of Wednesday July 23rd, 2014.
Credit Pitkin County Sheriff's Department

Pitkin County says the National Transportation Safety Board has given the Aspen Pitkin County Airport permission to move the wreckage of the Galaxy G 200 jet that crashed on landing at the airport, earlier today. Around 4:45pm, the jet skidded and spun upon landing. Three people were on board – two pilots and one passenger. There were no injuries. Airport officials towed the plane from the runway. The airport is expected to open for arrivals and departures around 9pm this evening. Travelers with questions about delays and rescheduling of flights should contact their airline.

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Plane Crash
5:45 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Two Locals Killed in Aspen-to-Texas Flight

Photo of the plane
Credit http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/story/d/story/abilene-owned-plane-crashes-west-of-lubbock-three/17943/

NBC5 in Dallas/Fort Worth has reported on the IDs of those killed in yesterday’s single-engine plane crash in Texas. The flight originated from Aspen.

"Investigators have revealed the identities of three people killed when a single-engine airplane en route to Central Texas crashed in a remote area of West Texas.

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Aspen Plane Crash
3:28 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Video: Airplane Crash Footage Released

Still frame from airplane crash video.
Credit Aspen Journalism - http://aspenjournalism.org/

Aspen Journalism has obtained five different video feeds from the January 5th crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport. See below for more & video.

From Aspen Journalism:

"In response to a Colorado Open Records Act request from Aspen Journalism, the Aspen/Pitkin County airport has released video of the fatal jet crash that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

The video was captured by five different cameras normally used by airport officials to monitor activity on the ramps, or aprons, outside the general aviation and commercial aviation terminals."

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Valley Roundup
4:09 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Valley Roundup - January 17th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.

The NTSB released its initial report on the plane crash at Aspen’s airport earlier this month.  There are no conclusions as to what caused the crash but it includes new details and corrects some earlier speculation about wind speeds at the time of the wreck.  We’ll have a summary.

Also today, three Aspen journalists join us to discuss the news this week. Carolyn Sackariason, Andy Stone and Michael Miracle are here to talk about a noise trail this week and what it means for Aspen’s messy vitality. 

Aspen’s mayor embraces the high end of the community’s population.

And; working dogs or pampered pets?  The Krabloonik sledding operation faces off with public opinion and criminal charges of animal cruelty.

Its all just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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Aspen Plane Crash
10:49 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Aspen Plane Crash

Wreckage of the crash at the Aspen Airport - photo taken Sunday January 5th, 2014
Roger Adams - Aspen Public Radio

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Sunday January 5th, 2014 crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport that killed one crew member and injured two others onboard.

The report dated Thursday January 16th, 2014 reviews aspects of the weather, communications and other information.

In the report lays no blame on the cause of the crash – be it nature, man or machine.

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