Rover used to help find Colorado crash victims

Plane Crash

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) — Boats and dive teams are again working to try to recover five people feared dead after their plane crashed into a southwestern Colorado reservoir.

Ouray (yoo-RAY’) County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore says searchers are using a remote-controlled rover to help them find the victims and the plane in the deep, cold water Monday.

The single-engine Socata originated in Gadsden, Ala., and was headed to Montrose, about 25 miles north of the reservoir, when it crashed into the water Saturday.

According to preliminary information gathered by the National Transportation Safety Board, the pilot reported that the plane was in a spin before losing communication.

Authorities haven’t identified those on board.

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