A single-engine plane with two occupants crashed into Culver Reservoir in Berthoud Monday Morning. Berthoud Fire and Rescue and Loveland Fire and Rescue responded to a call that came in at appoximatley 7:45 a.m.
“We do not know what kind of injuries they have,” said Stephen Charles, fire chief of Berthoud Fire and Rescue. The individuals were in the water for about 50 minutes, he said. The estimated time of the crash was about 7:38 a.m., according to Vicki Phelton, public information officer for Berthoud Fire and Rescue.
“We had area neighbors who witnessed the crash,” Charles said.
From what Phelton was told by crews on the scene, the plane nosedived into the water.
“I didn't hear a thing,” said Christie Prewitt, a resident on the reservoir.
Her dogs barking and the sounds of an ambulance nearby got her to look out the window.
“It was like, oh my god, what is going on,” she said.
Prewitt said that hearing plane traffic is not unusual and due to pilots trying stunts over that area, she is used to hearing odd sounds from overhead.
“Hearing planes doing weird things would not alert me,” she said.
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