Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Team set to retrieve plane, 5 bodies in Colorado

By: Associated Press
March 27, 2014 Updated: March 27, 2014 at 8:21 am
0

RIDGWAY — A salvage team is preparing to retrieve the bodies of five people and the wreckage of a small airplane from a southwestern Colorado reservoir.

Ouray (yoo-RAY') County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore says divers expect to start work Thursday morning at Ridgway Reservoir, where the plane crashed Saturday.

Whitmore says the salvage team hopes to recover the bodies and the plane by afternoon if the weather is favorable.

The single-engine plane is upside down and partially buried in silt under about 60 feet of water. Divers confirmed Monday the victims' bodies are still inside.

Authorities haven't released the victims' names. The flight originated in Gadsden, Ala., and was flying to Montrose, about 25 miles north of the reservoir.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.