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SOURCE: WSB: MANDATORY COURTESY WSB, Additionally, Burned in chyron Craig Lucie/WSB-TV must not be obscured. EMBARGO ATLANTA.Aspen, Colorado -- 5 January 2014OLV SHOTLIST1. SOUNDBITE (English) Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sheriff Director of Operations" Well the latest that we know is that a plane crashed on landing at the Aspen Airport, went off the right side of the runway. Essentially there were three people on the aircraft. We believe they were all part of the crew. All pilots, and one of those people, the co-pilot, did die in the accident. The other two were moderately to severely injured and both were transported to Aspen Vally Hospital by ambulance."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Craig Lucie, WSB-TV reporter: "So this plane crashed here at the Aspen airport right at 12:35. I actually had a flight at 12:35 to Denver. The Aspen airport is now shut down."3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sheriff Director of Operations" We're right on the tail end of a storm that came through the area for the past two days. And this afternoon, when the plane crashed, it was windy, it was cold, 15 degrees, snow showers coming through, that reduced visibilities."4. Wide shot tarmac, looking toward site of plane crash5. SOUNDBITE (English) Heidi Levey, witness: "So I was in the waiting room, and I saw the people sort of behind me to my right, closest to the windows, and they started screaming 'oh my god, oh my god,' and then the plane hit the part of the window that I could see, and it was just a ball of fire. That was just really scary."6. Wide shot tarmac; pan right to emergency vehicle driving toward crash site7. SOUNDBITE (English) Julie Jacobs, witness: "I just saw the plane coming from this way, but I didn't know if it was landing or if it was taking off; I just know it came from that way to this way. It was moving, and then it was doing this, and then it hit and flipped, and there was smoke and it had a big ball of flames when it hit."8. Wide shot interior of terminal at Aspen airportSTORYLINESTORYLINE:A fiery plane crash at the Aspen, Colorado airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said. Officials said the flight originated in Mexico and all three aboard were Mexican men.Alex Burchetta, director of operations for the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, identified the man who died as Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico. He did not release the names of the two injured, and he did not know where in Mexico Brabata lived. Burchetta said the plane went off the right side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames. "The injuries were traumatic in nature, but they were not thermal," he said. "So the fire never reached inside the cabin as far as we can tell." Ginny Dyche, a spokeswoman for Aspen Valley Hospital, said the facility received two patients who were involved in the crash. She later said one patient in fair condition and another in critical condition were transferred elsewhere. Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, confirmed the plane was a Canadair CL-600, a midsized private jet. The aircraft is registered to the Bank of Utah in Salt Lake City, according to Federal Aviation Administration records. Bank officials did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment.Allen Kenitzer, an FAA spokesman, said the plane was headed from Tucson, Ariz., and crashed upon landing. Officials said the crash happened at 12:22 p.m. Mountain time (1922 GMT).A plane with the same tail number took off at 6:00 a.m. Mountain time (1100 GMT) from the airport in Toluca, a city 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Mexico City, before stopping in Tucson,Arizona, according to a Mexican federal official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.The official said the passengers aboard were three Mexican men: the pilot, co-pilot and a passenger. He declined to release their names, citing security reasons.Tucson International Airport officials didn't immediately have more information. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach airport officials in Colorado were not immediately successful.Craig Lucie, a reporter with Atlanta television station WSB, was waiting for a flight from Aspen to Denver, Colorado when the crash occured. Lucie shot video inside and outside the terminal and interviewed witnesses to the crash.Heidi Levey told Lucie, I was in the waiting room, and I saw the people sort of behind me to my right, closest to the windows, and they started screaming 'oh my god, oh my god,' and then the plane hit the part of the window that I could see, and it was just a ball of fire. That was just really scary."Julie Jacobs told Lucie, "I just saw the plane coming...but I didn't know if it was landing or if it was taking off...and then it hit and flipped, and there was smoke and it had a big ball of flames when it hit."Tom Renwick, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Junction, said snow showers were reported in the area Sunday afternoon, but not at the airport. He said it has been overcast all day with temperatures hovering around 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 12 degrees Celsius).Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Denver.