Sunday January 5

Still not much going on in the market….slow start – and still in Aspen. My day yesterday, trying to fly back home – eager to see my husband and kitty + get going again with business…
Plane crash at the Aspen Airport put a stop to that plan and I saw the whole thing through the portal of the plane that I was on. The plane hit, then rolled, then it turned into a huge ball of fire – then a big black cloud – until firetrucks hosed it down. It was eery to see.
It’s a miracle that anyone survived…There were only 3 on board, a pilot, a co-pilot and another co-pilot flying as a passenger. Apparently the cabin was insulated from fire and smoke – so the co-pilots survived, but the pilot died from blunt trauma.

It was extremely windy, although some speculate that if it had been a different aircraft, other than the 1994 Challenger, they may have stood a better chance dealing with crosswinds – who knows? Not to mention pilot error and judgement…

Aspen plane crash: Emergency personnel work to free victims following a plane crash in Aspen, Colo.: Emergency personnel work to free victims following a plane crash at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 5.
Getty Images: Chris Council – Emergency team trying to rescue pilots on board 
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.
I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS OUR PLANE EXITING TOWARD THE TERMINAL
WE WERE THE FIRST IN LINE FOR TAKE OFF WHEN THE ACCIDENT
OCCURRED….CAPTURED BY CNN

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