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Plane takes off in Oklahoma, crashes in Colorado
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Plane takes off in Oklahoma, crashes in Colorado

Plane takes off in Oklahoma, crashes in Colorado
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Plane takes off in Oklahoma, crashes in Colorado

UPDATED  Sunday, March 23, 10:10 AM:

KRMG has learned that the NTSB is now the lead investigating agency on the small plane crash. 

The single engine plane, with tail number N702H, did leave Northeastern Alabama around 8:39 a.m.

The plane landed in Bartlesville around 11:01 a.m.

The plane left Bartlesville at 12:12 a.m. but it is still not known if anyone got on board the plane in Bartlesville.

The plane then crash into 60-90 feet of water in a reservoir near Montrose, Colorado.

Investigators have found signs of debris but no sign of any of the occupants.

A NTSB preliminary report will likely be posted on NTSB.gov within a week of completing the investigation.

However, it could be months before a determination is made as to what caused the crash.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Colorado crews are searching for survivors, after a small plane crashes into a reservoir near Montrose Saturday afternoon.

An FAA spokesperson says the single-engine plane was headed from Bartlesville, Okla., to Montrose when it crashed around 2 p.m.  Montrose is close to 200 miles southeast of the Denver area.

Search crews also have divers looking for survivors.

There has been no cause given for the crash and no word on how many were aboard the plane.

The NTSB and the FAA will be investigating the cause.

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