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No Expected Survivors in Ridgway Plane Crash

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Updated: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 12:05:23 MST

OURAY COUNTY, Colo. - At around 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon a single-engine Socata TBM700 crashed in the vicinity of Ridgway Reservoir, just north of Ridgway, Colorado. According to Ouray County officials, the plane crashed about 90 feet from shore in 60-90 feet of water.

There are believed to be no survivors, but no victims were recovered as of Saturday evening. Authorities believe five people were on board, and the plane was enroute from Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Montrose, Colorado, about 25 miles north of Ridgway Reservoir.  

No identities of those on board have been released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.  The plane was registered to a corporation in Alabama.

The Ouray County sheriff expects to have a dive team and additional resources on Sunday to finish recovery operations and any necessary clean-up of spilled fuel or debris. Colorado State Parks has closed the campground and day facilities temporarily, pending completion of the recovery efforts. 

Further details will be released as they become known.

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