March 22, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Marti Whitmore: Ouray County Attorney & Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ridgway, Colorado – Ouray County, Colorado - At approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon a small plane crashed in the vicinity of Ridgway Reservoir, just north of Ridgway, Colorado in southwest Colorado. The plane is believed to be a single-engine Socata TBM700. At this time there is no confirmation of how many people were on board, or whether there are any survivors.
Search and rescue is on site searching for survivors. A rescue dive team is also on site.
The plane is believed to be registered to a corporation in Alabama, and had departed from Bartlesville, OK and was headed to Montrose, Colorado.
The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is supporting Ouray County with information distribution, however, all media calls should be directed to Ouray Couty PIO Marti Whitmore.