January 5, 2014

Photos of jet crash in Aspen on Jan. 5, 2014

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The burned fuselage of the jet that crashed on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Aspen, Colo. The jet is upside down on the runway. That is the Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area in the background.

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The burned fuselage of the jet that crashed on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Aspen, Colo. The jet is upside down on the runway. That is the Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area in the background.

Editor’s note: Also see photos of the jet crash by Chris Council of the Aspen Daily News.

The burned fuselage of the jet that crashed on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Aspen, Colo. The jet is upside down on the runway. That is the Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area in the background.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Jounalism

The burned fuselage of the jet that crashed on Sunday, Jan. 5, in Aspen, Colo. The jet is upside down on the runway. That is the Buttermilk Mountain ski area in the background.Smith / Aspen Jounalism

On Sunday, Jan. 5, at about 2:45 p.m., Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo drove several journalists across the runway from the passenger terminal at the Aspen airport to the site of the private jet that crashed at approximately 12:23 p.m.

Another view of the burned fuselage of the private jet that crashed in Aspen on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Journalism

Another view of the burned fuselage of the private jet that crashed in Aspen on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.Smith / Aspen Journalism

The wreckage of a private jet on the runway in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. In the background, snowmaking guns are making snow on Buttermilk Mtn for the X Games.

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The wreckage of a private jet on the runway in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. In the background, snowmaking guns are making snow on Buttermilk Mountain for the X Games.Smith / Aspen Journalism

An emergency worker on the tarmac at the Aspen airport approaching the wreckage of a jet that crashed today in Aspen.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Journalism

An emergency worker on the tarmac at the Aspen airport approaches the wreckage of a jet that crashed on Sunday, Jan. 5, in Aspen.Smith / Aspen Journalism

The wreckage of a private jet on the runway in Aspen, Colorado on Sunday, Jan. 5.

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The wreckage of a private jet on the runway in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 5.Smith / Aspen Journalism

Emergency vehicles on the runway at Aspen today, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

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Emergency vehicles on the runway at Aspen on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.Smith / Aspen Journalism

Looking down the Aspen runway, toward the end of the runway where planes typically approach. There were pieces of the jet scattered along portions of the runway this afternoon.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Journalism

Looking down the Aspen runway, toward the end where planes typically approach. There were pieces of the jet scattered along portions of the runway.Smith / Aspen Journalism

A piece of the jet that crashed on Sunday in Aspen along the runway.

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A piece of the jet that crashed on Sunday in Aspen along the runway.Smith / Aspen Journalism

A view from across the Aspen runway of the wrecked jet on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Wind-driven snow is blowing across the runway.

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A view from across the Aspen runway of the wrecked jet on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Wind-driven snow is blowing across the runway.Smith / Aspen Journalism

Another view across the runway, with the wind sock out.

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Another view across the runway, with the wind sock out.Smith / Aspen Journalism

Private jets in Aspen on the tarmac after Sunday's jet crash. The airport was shut down after the incident. There were several private jets, and a United airlines commercial jet, waiting to take off when the accident occurred.

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Private jets in Aspen on the tarmac after Sunday's jet crash. The airport was shut down after the incident. There were several private jets, and a United Airlines commercial jet, waiting to take off when the accident occurred on Sunday, Jan. 5.Smith / Aspen Journalism

The view from the Aspen airport terminal on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

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The view from the Aspen airport terminal on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.Smith / Aspen Journalism

The scene on the Aspen airport runway on Monday, Jan. 6 at about 2:45 p.m.

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The scene on the Aspen airport runway on Monday, Jan. 6, at about 2:45 p.m.Smith / Aspen Journalism

A view of the Aspen airport runway from Aspen Mountain, earlier this winter. The top of the Ruthie's chairlift is in the foreground.

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A view of the Aspen airport runway from Aspen Mountain, earlier this winter. The top of the Ruthie's chairlift is in the foreground.Smith / Aspen Journalism

A view of the Aspen airport runway and the Hwy 82 corridor to the west of Maroon Creek.

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A view of the Aspen airport runway and the Highway 82 corridor to the west of Maroon Creek.Smith/Aspen Journalism

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