4 dead in plane crash came from Georgia
WILLISTON, Fla. -- The National Transportation Safety Board has more information about the investigation into how a small plane crashed at the Williston Municipal Airport over the weekend.
"The front end was badly crushed. I don't think it came in at an angle or skipped on the landing or anything, it pretty much angled straight in," said Deputy Chief Clay Connolly with the Williston Police Department.
The crash left four people from Georgia dead.
Dan Boggs with the National Transportation Safety Board said, "From what we know right now, it fueled at about 11:30 in Georgia and it's about a 2, 2 and a half hour flight down here."
The pilot landed at the Williston Municipal Airport around 2:50 on Saturday.
"We have video here that shows him coming in, refueling, and then heading back out maybe 20 minutes later. We think he crashed around 3:10," said Connolly.
According to WPD, the plane crashed on the Northeast end of the landing strip.
One viewer reported he saw a similar looking plane doing aerobatics in Morriston at around noon, but the NTSB said it was not the 1948 Cessna 170 involved in this weekend's crash.
"This aircraft isn't designed for aerobatics," said Boggs.
Police report there was heavy air-traffic Saturday with more than 30 pilots flying in and out of the Williston Airport. "It's a close community. It's aviators, and they'll come in and have a pig roast and fly out later in the afternoon," Connolly said.
NTSB has not released identities of those on the plane but they said two kids were on-board.
"The aircraft is going back to Jacksonville where it's going to be dissected and investigated and they're going to try to figure out what the cause of the crash was," said Connolly.
Police do not know where the plane was headed yet. Next of kin is being notified.
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