Official: No survivors expected in plane crash

KSN News (file)
KSN News

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities believe there are no survivors after a small plane crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado.

Ouray County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore says five people were believed aboard the single-engine Socata TBM700 headed from Bartlesville, Okla., to Montrose, which is about 180 miles southwest of Denver.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says it crashed south of Montrose just before 2 p.m. Saturday. He says he didn’t yet know the cause of the accident.

Whitmore says search and rescue operations were suspended Saturday night, but no victims have been recovered. No identities have yet been released.

She says the aircraft crashed in 60 to 90 feet of water.

The plane is registered to an Alabama corporation. Messages left for the company Saturday evening weren’t immediately returned.

Whitmore says recovery work will continue Sunday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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