Investigation Expected into Aspen Airport Crash

Jul 23, 2014

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.

The NTSB is expected to start an investigation into the cause of the crash tomorrow.

This is the second plane crash at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport this year. A crash in January, also involving a private jet, killed one person and injured two others on board.