Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:19:55 GMT
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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
The following people are believed to have been on the flight: the pilot, Jimmy Hill, and passengers Katrina Barksdale, her two young boys Kobe and Xander, and their cousin Seth McDuffie. Jimmy Hill and Katrina Barksdale were described as friends.
They were headed to Colorado for spring break when the plane crashed south of the Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado.
Ouray County, Colo. authorities held a press conference Monday afternoon to update the public on the recovery.
Investigators says between eight and 10 people witnessed the plane crash Saturday. It happened at around 1:50 p.m. local time. Authorties say the weather conditions were windy and a rain/snow mix was falling at the time of the crash.
According to Dominick Mattivi with the Ouray County Sherriff's Office, deputies have interviewed several witnesses who say they saw the plane as it crashed into the reservoir.
"They said the engine was cutting in and out and then it kind of went dead. And then they could see it spiraling out of the clouds and landing in the reservoir," Mattivi said.
At this time, a special dive team has been called in to assist in the recovery of the plane. The altitude of the reservoir is 6,800 feet above sea level. This height, combined with the cold water and depth of the wreckage, will make recovery more challenging.
"Due to the orientation of the damage, and the orientation of the wreckage, divers cannot safely recover any of the victims or the remainder of the wreckage, until we can bring the wreckage to shore," Ouray County Public Information Officer Marti Whitmore explained in the press conference.
As of 5 p.m. CST Monday, recovery operations had been suspended for the day. Officers are still at the reservoir to protect the site.
Ouray County authorities say the salvage team will arrive Wednesday and review the sonar data before determining a recovery timeline.