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(ASPEN, Colo.) — At least one person was killed when a small plane with three people on board crashed while attempting to land at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo. on Sunday.

According to the Pitkin County Sheriff, one passenger is dead, while one survivor is suffering from major to severe injuries. The other victim suffered minor to moderate injuries.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allan Kenitzer said the plane originated from Mexico and stopped in Tucson, Ariz., before arriving in Aspen.

Multiple witnesses, including singer Leann Rimes and comedian Kevin Nealon, reported seeing the plane crash on twitter and wrote that smoke was coming from the site.

Around 2:30 p.m. ET Nealon wrote, “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.”

Nealon wrote that emergency services were there within minutes.

The airport was closed following the crash.

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