Crews working to bring downed Ridgway Reservoir plane, victims to shore

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RIDGWAY, Colo. — Recovery of a plane that crashed into Ridgway Reservoir in southwest Colorado continued Thursday.

The single-engine Socata TBM700 went down with five passengers on board about 1:50 p.m. Saturday. Divers and rescue crews found the plane Monday. But Ouray County officials said recovery was slowed until an aviation salvage team could arrive at the site to help with recovery.

In a statement, Ouray County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore said the recovery team was working on securing the plane to bring it on shore. recovery operations Thursday

Recovery operations are underway with divers in the water working on securing the plane for transport to shore. There was no estimated time when the victims and the plane would be recovered.