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Gazette Premium Content Aspen airport returning to normal after crash

The Associated Press Published: January 8, 2014

ASPEN — Aspen airport is returning to normal after a fatal private jet crash shut it down for nearly three days.

Airport director Jim Elwood said Tuesday airlines are now getting passengers to their destinations, and there are some seats available for people who have been stranded.

Flights resumed Tuesday after the wreckage of the burned-out jet was removed from a runway.

Two men from Mexico were being treated for serious injuries and another was dead after the fiery plane crash Sunday. The airport services a popular ski resort town where wealthy visitors shuttle in and out on private flights.

Sheriff's spokesman Alex Burchetta says the plane went off the right side of the runway, flipped over and burst into flames while landing. Investigators are trying to determine the cause.

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