You might consider updating to AE 2017.2.
Try importing the project into another project rather than opening it.
You can copy and paste the first few paragraphs of your crash report here and put the full thing on PasteBin and link it here.
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Hi, I'm having the same problem. What did you do?
Hanna, please give some more details about the problem you are experiencing.