Authorities Still Searching for Bodies After Skydiving Plane Crash

WHITE PASS, Wash. (AP) -- A sheriff says the wreckage that's been found in Washington state's Cascade Range indicates that the plane that crashed on Sunday went down in a steep nosedive.

The bodies of seven of the ten people on board have been found. The sheriff says the search for the other three involves "pulling the wreckage apart and recovering all that we can."

Authorities have already told family members that there were no survivors.

The plane had been returning from a skydiving meet in Idaho when it disappeared.

A man whose brother died in the crash says the skydivers who were on board had made a lot of jumps over the weekend, but that they probably wouldn't have been prepared for an emergency jump on the long flight back.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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