Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico ID’ed as Victim in Aspen Plane Crash

January 5, 2014 Updated: January 6, 2014

Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico has been identified as man who died in a plane crash at the Aspen Airport on Sunday afternoon.

Local authorities identified Brabata to a range of media outlets.

Brabata was 54.

The other two victims, one of whom is seriously injured and another who has moderate injuries, were both pilots, officials said.

Hospital spokeswoman Kimberly Williams said Monday that Miguel Henriqez was in critical condition and Moises Carranza was in serious condition at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Brabata was a co-pilot on the plane. It’s not clear who was in control of the plane while it tried to land.

Allen Kenitzer, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, told AP that the aircraft appeared to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, a midsized private jet.

The plane skidded down the runway and exploded, witnesses said.

Fire trucks and ambulances arrived on the scene within minutes, Kevin Nealon, one of the witnesses, said via Twitter.

The two injured pilots were taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

The plane took off from the airport in Toluca, Mexico around 7:10 a.m. before stopping in Tuscon on its way to Aspen, according to Ana Maria Lomeli, a reporter in Mexico.


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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