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Recovery of plane, 5 bodies underway in Colorado

RIDGWAY, Colo. - A salvage team is working to retrieve the bodies of five people and the wreckage of a small airplane from a southwestern Colorado reservoir.

Divers and boats were in Ridgway Reservoir Thursday but there's no estimate yet on when they'll be able to move the wreckage to shore.
The single-engine plane crashed into the reservoir on Saturday. It's upside down and partially buried in silt under about 60 feet of water. The victims' bodies are 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.

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