Colorado plane crash: Crews recovering wreckage, bodies from reservoir (photos)

Crews began efforts to recover the wreckage of the Gadsden plane that crashed into the Ridgway Reservoir near Montrose, Colorado on Saturday, March 21, 2014. (Ouray County Emergency Management)

RIDGWAY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have recovered the bodies of five people from Alabama who were killed when a single-engine plane crashed into a southwestern Colorado reservoir.

The victims and the wreckage of the plane were recovered from the reservoir Thursday.

Ouray (yoo-RAY') County officials identified the dead as 48-year-old Jimmy Hill, 30-year-old Katrina Barksdale, Barksdale's sons, 11-year-old Kobe and 8-year-old Xander (ZAN'-der), and Barksdale's 14-year-old nephew, Seth McDuffie.

All were from Gadsden, Ala., where the flight originated.

Click image to enlarge. Photos of the five victims in the plane crash.

The single-engine plane crashed Saturday on a flight bound for Montrose, about 25 miles north of the reservoir. Federal aviation investigators are looking for the cause.

The wreckage was upside down and partially buried in silt under about 60 feet of water.

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