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Florida plane crash kills 4, wasn't noticed for a day

Four people lost their lives on Saturday, April 15, 2017, when their plane crashed at the Williston Municipal Airport in Williston, Fla. (Williston Police Department)

WILLISTON, Fla. (WPEC) - A vintage private plane that crashed in north Florida, killing all four people aboard, went unnoticed for nearly a day.

The Gainesville Sun reports the 1948 Cessna 170 crashed Saturday afternoon at the Williston Municipal Airport, but wasn't noticed until Sunday. None of the victims has been identified.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene Monday.

Williston Deputy Police Chief Clay Connolly told the newspaper the plane attempted to take off Saturday afternoon and crashed.

Between 20 and 30 other aircraft took off from the airport after the crash, but no one noticed the wreckage for 21 hours.

Connolly says the Cessna was equipped with an emergency locator transmitter that should have been noticed by other pilots.

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