Family killed in US air crash overlooked for 21 hours

Family killed in US air crash overlooked for 21 hours
"It is so awful still, thinking of their last few moments."

A US family was killed in an aircrash on Saturday (local time) - and their bodies lay trapped undiscovered in the plane for 21 hours.

Father and pilot Nathan Enders, 37, his wife Laura, 42, and their two sons Jaden, 7, and Eli, 5, attempted to take off from Florida's Williston Municipal Airport.

However their plane crashed just past the end of the taxiway and the accident wasn't discovered and reported to police until Sunday.

Mr Ender's sister, Megan Sabol, wrote of the pain this causes her.

"It is so awful still, thinking of their last few moments and what was going through their minds, if they knew what was happening or felt any pain as they sat there upside down waiting 21 hours to be found," she said on Facebook.

"I have not been able to find peace yet as the tears will not cease."

Clay Connolly, the deputy chief of police in Williston, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the failure to be notified of the crash concerned him.

"This is really a huge complacency issue," he said.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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