Georgia family of four killed in Florida plane crash

The family was in Florida

A mother, father and two sons killed in a crash during take-off in central Florida over the weekend have been identified by police.  

Williston Police Chief, Dennis Strow, said Nathan J. Enders,37, Laura A. Enders, 42, Jaden Enders, 7, and Eli Enders, 5, died in the crash. The family is from Williamson, Ga.

Mr. Enders was an experienced pilot, Chief Strow said.

According to reports, the plane was registered to an air traffic controller from metro Atlanta.

Police in Williston, Fla., said they received reports of the plane crash at the Williston Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon.

On arrival, Fire-Rescue and EMS crews found the crash site near the tree line at the eastern portion of the airport property. When they checked the wreckage, they determined that all four passengers on board the aircraft were deceased.

The plane was a 1948 model Cessna 170 "tail dragger" registered to Nathan Enders, who according to a Gainesville Sun report, was an air traffic controller based in Peachtree City.

According to authorities, the plane had refueled in Georgia before arriving at the airport on Saturday, and crashed during its take-off attempt at that time.

Although a authorities said between 20 and 30 aircraft took off from the airport after the time of the crash on Saturday, a jet pilot leaving the airport on Sunday afternoon first noticed the wreckage and notified authorities. Williston Police said they were notified at 1:12 Sunday afternoon.


 

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