Small plane goes down in Ridgway Reservoir; search for suvivors underway

Submerged plane towed to Marina

RIDGWAY, Colo. - A search for survivors is underway after a small plane crashed in Ridgway Reservoir, just north of Ridgway, Colo.

The plane -- A single-engine Socata TBM700 -- crashed at 1:50 p.m.

The aircraft had departed from Bartlesville, Okla. and was headed to Montrose, according to Ian Gregor with the FAA.

A sheriff’s deputy on the scene reported finding debris but no sign of the occupants. Rescue dive teams attached a line to the plane and it was being towed to the park marina at 5 p.m. It reached the marina just before 6 p.m. Saturday and rescuers were waiting for NSTB investigators.

The aircraft carries up to eight people, but it is not known how many people may have been on the plane.

The aircraft was registered to an Alabama corporation, according to Gregor.

The reservoir -- within Ridgway State Park -- is about 30 miles south of Montrose, Colo.,

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