Plane Originated in Gadsden, Crashed in Colorado

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GADSDEN, Ala (AL.Com/CBS) –  Five passengers on a plane from Gadsden are believed to be dead after the plane crashed in Colorado Saturday.

According to our news partners at, prayers and stories began to to appear Sunday about the pilot and passengers. Pilot Jimmy Hill and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two sons Kobe and Xander, and a cousin, Seth McDuffie were all believed to be on that plane, but there’s no official word.

Authorities do not believe there are any survivors after a plane that took off from Alabama crashed in Colorado on Saturday. According to the FAA registry, the SOCATA, TBM 700 was registered to Gadsden Aviation, LLC., in Rainbow City.

It happened in Ouray County, Colorado just before 2:00 p.m. Saturday, according to FAA Spokesman Ian Gregor. The plane crashed in Ridgeway Reservoir, about 25 miles southwest of Denver.

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.

Rescue efforts continued Sunday. Whitmore said no one is believed to have survived, but no victims have been recovered from the aircraft, which was located about 90 feet from shore in 60 to 90 feet of water.

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