NTSB wrapping up investigation at Aspen airport

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Leigh Vogel, The Aspen Times

Leigh Vogel, The Aspen Times

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Federal officials are wrapping up their field investigation into the fatal private jet crash in Aspen, Colo.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said investigators plan to conclude their work at the Aspen airport Wednesday. The airport, meanwhile, is returning to normal after a nearly three-day-long shutdown.

Investigators haven't been able to speak to the two Mexican pilots who survived Sunday's crash but hope to when their conditions improve. Knudson says the men were flying to Aspen from Toluca, Mexico, to pick up family and friends.

Knudson said the Canadair CL-600 aircraft was making its second landing attempt when it went off the ride side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames. Co-pilot Sergio Carranza Brabata was killed.

A preliminary report is expected next week.


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