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Officials: No survivors expected in Colorado plane crash

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A small plane believed to be carrying five people crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado and authorities say all are feared dead.

Ouray County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore says the single-engine Socata TBM700 was flying from Bartlesville, Okla., to Montrose, about 180 miles southwest of Denver, when it went down Saturday.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane crashed in Ridgeway Reservoir about 25 miles south of Montrose just before 2 p.m. Saturday. Rescue efforts started Saturday afternoon but were suspended shortly after sundown until Sunday morning.

Whitmore says no one is believed to have survived, but no victims have been recovered from the aircraft.

The identities of the occupants were being withheld until relatives could be notified.

The plane is registered to an Alabama corporation.


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