Investigation: Crew warned to abort just before fatal crash

Posted at 3:42 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 17:42:12-04

DENVER (AP) -- A new federal report says air traffic controllers warned the pilots of a corporate jet to abort their landing at a windy Colorado mountain airport seconds before it crashed in 2014, killing one person.

The National Transportation Safety Board report also says one of the pilots had limited flying time in type of aircraft that crashed at the Aspen airport in January 2014, a twin-jet Bombardier CL 600.

The report dated Wednesday doesn't list the cause of the crash. That isn't expected for several weeks.

The crashed kill the co-pilot and injured the pilot and a passenger, all from Mexico.

Authorities identified the man who died as Sergio Carranza Brabata and the other men as Moises Carranza and Miguel Henriqez. They haven't said who was the passenger.


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