Sardy Field was closed for a portion of Wednesday night after a private jet with three people on board skidded and then spun off the runway upon landing earlier in the evening. No one was injured.
The incident and response from local emergency personnel had closed the runway to all commercial and private aircraft for about five hours so crews could remove the aircraft from the runway area. The National Transportation Safety Board gave the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport permission to move the wreckage on Wednesday evening. Airport operations officials were towing the aircraft off the runway as of 8:30 p.m. and they expected to have the runway reopened by 9 p.m., according to a press release issued by Pitkin County.
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