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Two men dead after crash at airport in Buena Vista

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BUENA VISTA - The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a vehicle crash at Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista Friday. But upon arrival found two men dead on a runway.

Investigators say 71-year-old Lynd Fitzgerald of Colorado Springs and his passenger, 76-year-old Roger Lichtenberger of San Marcos, California, sped down the runway in a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and traveled another 314 feet off the runway before going airborne over a ravine. 

The car flipped end over end over a second ravine before coming to rest on its wheels.

Both men had permission from the airport for the speed run. It is believed they easily topped more than 100 mph before running out of pavement on the runway.

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat features a supercharged V8 with 707 available horsepower.

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