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Video shows fatal crash of private jet in Aspen

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP/WJLA) - Airport video shows a private jet that crashed in Aspen earlier this month briefly touching down before launching back up and then crashing down, bursting into flames.

Photo: The Associated Press

The grainy video, released Wednesday, is from five infrared cameras at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport.

Co-pilot Sergio Carranza Brabata was killed in the Jan. 5 crash. Another crew member and a pilot who was a passenger were injured. All were from Mexico.

Investigators have previously said the Canadair CL-600 briefly hit the runway while making its second landing attempt. A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report issued last week said there were wind gusts up to 25 knots at the time.

The video was first obtained by Aspenjournalism.org, a local, nonprofit news organization.

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