Photos: LeeAnn Rimes, Kevin Nealon tweet from scene of fatal Aspen plane crash

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Most celebrities tend to use Twitter for a variety of mostly promotional purposes.

But yesterday, singer LeeAnn Rimes and comedian Kevin Nealon tweeted about a far more important topic -- a plane crash they'd witnessed in Aspen that killed one person (craft co-pilot Sergio Emilio Carranza Brabat) and injured two others.

Look below to see tweets, photos and a video featuring footage from the fiery scene.

USA Today reports that a Canadair CL600 took off from Toluca, Mexico and made a stop in Tucson, Arizona before continuing to Aspen, where it crashed at around 12:30 p.m.

Shortly thereafter, Rimes sent out this message....

...while Nealon weighed in with this tweet....

...and this one....

Fortunately, Nealon was wrong about survivors. Two individuals are said to have lived through the accident, while the co-pilot suffered fatal injuries.

Rimes and Nealon were far from the only people at the Aspen airport to see what happened. Here's one photo from Twitter user Gretchen Hawkesby....

...and another:

This shot comes courtesy of Patrick Cendes....

...while this one was snapped by Nico Salvatore Enea:

Like much of Colorado, Aspen was a snowy deep freeze yesterday. However, the cause of the tragedy remains under investigation. In the meantime, our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Sergio Emilio Carranza Brabat.

Look below to see a 9News piece about the crash, as shared by USA Today.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our News archive circa February 2010: "Reuben Bakker, Boulder plane crash survivors on the Today Show."

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13 comments
Mae Helms
Mae Helms

Who cares about who tweeted what?? Why is this an article about celebrities and social media and not an article about the actual crash itself?

Angie Silkie Vi
Angie Silkie Vi

Nathan Dant, the 3 onboard were pilots. Do some reading first before posting such.

Courtney Donaldson
Courtney Donaldson

If Westword's reporting it, pot must have been involved somehow...

Nathan Dant
Nathan Dant

Some rich bankster thief is dead and the only sad thing about it is he didnt take 10 of his evil cohorts with him.

Doug McPherson
Doug McPherson

I knew it was too good to be true. I liked Westword on Facebook because I thought I might avoid posts like this one. I should have just liked The National Inquirer and got it over with.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

Really, Westword? If this the best you can do for "news" on a Monday morning, I'd advise just posting an article instead that says "Nah, we got nothin'."

Sara Conrad
Sara Conrad

Aspen airport is usually on the list of hardest landings. Just in a bad place.

Judi Thornton
Judi Thornton

Like to know exactly what happened with the plane.. i have flown in and out of aspen a couple times and it is a trip gotta be a seasoned pilot to take off and land at that airport...

Gabe Chengery
Gabe Chengery

i love both of those celebrities. though their tweets shouldn't have been reported with the news of the fatal crash- may the families effected find peace in this hard time for them

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

why do we care what they tweeted, someone died in this...fuck their selfish tweets.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Doug McPherson  ... at least the National Enquirer has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize 


... Wasteword not so much.



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