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Small jet crashes on landing at Aspen, Colorado

Crashes plane in Aspen, Colorado, 5 January Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The plane apparently caught fire after crashing

A private jet has crashed on landing at Aspen airport, Colorado, killing one of three people on board, officials say.

The other two were injured - one of them severely - after the plane smashed into the runway in icy conditions.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the jet came from Tucson, Arizona, and appeared to be a Bombardier Challenger 600.

Aspen, a Rocky Mountains resort city, is located about 100 miles (160km) south-west of Colorado capital Denver.

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