Newlyweds tragically killed in plane crash four days after wedding
A newlywed couple has been killed in a light plane crash just four day after their wedding.
Authorities identified the couple on Wednesday after their Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed outside of Telluride in Colorado on Tuesday.
The victims, United Airlines pilot Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and wife Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, had been weed four days before the fatal crash.
The pair had eloped to Telluride for a small wedding on a mountain top, and were not heir “adventure-filled honeymoon” which they’d been documenting online, said the San Miguel Sheriff.
A friend wrote in a Facebook tribute: “For such a tragedy to happen to such a perfect couple is hard to understand.”
The couple were both a part of the airline industry, and Mr Sivyllis was a United Airlines pilot and flight instructor.
“Their Beechcraft Bonanza departed Telluride Airport 1245 pm yesterday (Tuesday) and is believed to have crashed as soon as 10-15mins later in Ingram Basin east of Telluride,” the Sheriff said.
“The newlyweds were heading back to Florida with a possible stop in Oklahoma to refuel. They were the only two on the aircraft,” the Sheriff said. “The (National Transportation Safety Board) is handling the investigation.”
The previous day, officials successfully completed a body recovery mission. They recovered two deceased victims at the crash site, and no survivors.
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