Instead, they crashed 150 feet before a tree line at the taxiway's north side, reports the Gainsville Sun. But though some 20 to 30 planes took off from the airport later Saturday—and nearby pilots should have registered the signals from the plane's emergency locator transmitter—the crash was only reported to police some 22 hours later.
Authorities say a pilot first spotted the wreckage and called it in around 1pm Sunday, per WXIA. Inside, authorities found Nathan Enders, 37, of Williamson, Ga.; his wife Laura, 42; and their two young sons, Jaden, 7; and Eli, 5. All four were dead. A GoFundMe page has been set up to provide for funeral expenses and a scholarship fund for a surviving son who was not on the plane.