Category Archives: Transportation

Kevin Nealon live-tweets explosive plane crash at Aspen Airport; Updated

Awful news out of Aspen, Colorado:

Nealon’s quite shaken up:

We’re still waiting for more information, but Nealon is not optimistic:

Prayers to all involved and affected.

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Singer LeAnn Rimes was apparently there as well:

Information is beginning to trickle in:

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.

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Photos from the scene:

And video:

More info:

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More from Nealon:

And from another witness, Nico Enea:

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Report: 1 person killed, 2 with injuries in Aspen plane crash; Updated

Editor’s note:

As regular readers know, we often include quotes from tweets in Twitchy headlines. The original title of this post quoted a Kevin Nealon tweet that called the plane crash “horrible.” (‘Horrible!’: Comedian Kevin Nealon live-tweets explosive plane crash at Aspen Airport.)

While Mr. Nealon’s reaction was in quotation marks and “horrible” was the word he used to describe the crash, some readers thought Twitchy was calling Mr. Nealon’s tweets “horrible.” That was not the case and we apologize for any confusion. To avoid further confusion, we have removed Mr. Nealon’s quote from the title.

Awful news: Iowa Senate candidate killed in plane crash

Doug Butzier, Libertarian Party candidate running against Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate, lost his life yesterday in a plane crash.

The wife of Doug Butzier confirmed Tuesday morning to KCRG-TV that it was Butzier who was killed in a plane crash Monday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the Piper PA-46 crashed around 11 p.m. Monday on approach to the airport, about a mile north of the runway.

Lunsford said law enforcement told him the sole occupant of the aircraft was killed in the crash.  Lunsford said the plane took off from Ankeny Regional Airport about an hour before the crash.

An ER doc.Small planes, man. RIP. MT @philipaklein: Libertarian candidate in Iowa Senate race killed in a plane crash http://t.co/xCUldBKSr4

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 14, 2014

Awful. Was an ER doc. RT @philipaklein Libertarian candidate in Iowa U.S. Senate race killed in a plane crash http://t.co/QAYQQEWx97

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 14, 2014

http://t.co/mA41m4I9tT Very sorry to learn of the death of Libertarian candidate for US Senate, Dr. Doug Butzier.

— Karen Fesler (@Gabesmom) October 14, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to Butzier’s loved ones. RIP.