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Dec 4, 2011 1:57 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

High country search crews seek survivors after Colo small-plane crash

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say four people were aboard a single-engine plane that crashed in the southwest Colorado mountains, but more than 18 hours after the crash there was still no word on whether anyone survived.

San Juan County officials say a search team was headed to the site Sunday morning.

The Socata TB-21 crashed at about 3 p.m. Saturday about 1½ miles north of Silverton. The search was suspended later Saturday because of bad weather.
Temperatures in Silverton dipped to 4 degrees overnight and more than 3 inches of snow has fallen since Saturday morning.

The names of the people on board haven't been released. Authorities say the plane was flying from Durango to Aspen.

Debris from the plane is scattered over a wide area up to 11,000 feet above sea level.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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