By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 5:41 PM EST, Sun January 5, 2014


(CNN) -- At least one person died when a small plane crashed while trying to land at the Aspen, Colorado, airport Sunday, said Alex Burchetta with the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.

Two other people were transported to the hospital with "moderate to severe injuries," he said.

The pilot of the twin-engine jet earlier reported high winds during a previous attempt to land, according to a recording of the air traffic control radio transmission obtained by CNN through Flightaware, a flight-tracking website.

"Missed approach, N115WF. 33 knots of tail wind," the pilot is heard saying a few minutes before the crash.



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