5 killed in plane crash

Investigators say five people have died in the crash of a small plane in the southwestern Colorado mountains.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says no one survived when the twin-engine Cessna 310 went down at 4.15pm Sunday.

The victims' names and hometowns haven't been released. There was no immediate word on the cause.

Knudson could not say whether it was the same Cessna 310 reported overdue on a flight from Barstow, California, to Amarillo, Texas.

The plane crashed north of Silverton in the San Juan Mountains. A search and rescue team from the San Juan County Sheriff's Department was at the scene and an NTSB investigator was on the way.

Knudson said a helicopter might be required to reach the remote crash site.

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