Aspen plane crash: Kevin Nealon and LeAnn Rimes tweet messages from the airport
Nealon gave a chilling -- if brief -- account of what he saw just before 1 p.m. local time Saturday (Jan. 5):
Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.-- Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 5, 2014
The actor known for "Weeds" and "Saturday Night Live" noted shortly afterwards that emergency vehicles were quick to respond.
Fire truck and ambulances were on the scene within minutes. I don't believe there are any survivors.-- Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 5, 2014
Understandably, Nealon did not want to fly home after what he had witnessed.
Airport is closed now. I think I'll drive back to LA after seeing that.-- Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 5, 2014
Nealon's view did not get any less grim over time.
Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles still at scene. No word on survivors or who was on jet but I can't imagine there are survivors.-- Kevin Nealon (@kevin_nealon) January 5, 2014
Singer LeAnn Rimes Cibrian was at the airport as well and tweeted a brief message.
So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.-- LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) January 5, 2014
Another witness to the plane crash posted a snowy, confusing photo to his Twitter account.
The identity of the jet and information on any passengers were not immediately available.