MONTROSE, Colo. — A small plane believed to be carrying five people plunged into a reservoir in Colorado, and authorities said Sunday that all are feared dead.
The single-engine Socata TBM700 was flying from Bartlesville, Okla., to Montrose, about 180 miles southwest of Denver, when it went down Saturday, Ouray County spokeswoman Marti Whitmore said.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane crashed in Ridgeway Reservoir, about 25 miles south of Montrose, just before 2 p.m. Saturday. Rescue efforts were suspended overnight and resumed Sunday.
Whitmore said no one is believed to have survived, but no victims have been recovered from the aircraft, which was about 90 feet from shore in 60 to 90 feet of water.
‘‘It’s in deep water and it’s in cold water, and we don’t have the right resources in the county’’ to recover the plane, she said Sunday. Dive teams were expected at the reservoir Sunday.
The identities of the occupants were being withheld until relatives could be notified.
The crash occurred several weeks after three people died when a plane crashed after taking off from Telluride airport.