A Socata TBM700 like the one pictured that crashed in CO was registered to an AL company. (Source: Adrian P.)
MONTROSE, CO (WAFF) -
Authorities do not believe there are any survivors after a plane that took off from Alabama crashed in Colorado on Saturday.
FAA spokesperson Ian Gregor said the aircraft departed from Gadsden and stopped in Bartlesville OK before departing for Montrose CO.
The plane, a single-engine Socata TBM700, crashed under what Gregor called "unknown circumstances" into a reservoir about 50 miles south of Montrose Saturday afternoon. The reservoir is between 60-90 feet deep.
Witness Steve Vining described the plane as spinning "around and around like a pie plate, and then we saw it disappear out of sight. Everybody was gasping and we just heard the noise of it... there was a big 'whomp.'"
Search crews resumed recovery efforts Sunday morning. Montrose County officials said no one is believed to have survived, but no victims have been recovered from the wreckage, which was located via sonar imagery. Officials said the fuselage appeared to be intact and the wings still attached.
The registered owner of the plane is Gadsden Aviation LLC, a Rainbow City corporation.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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