Newlyweds killed in Colorado plane crash just days after wedding

Husband, wife of just 4 days were headed back to Florida after Colorado wedding, adventure-filled honeymoon, authorities say
Newlyweds killed in Colorado plane crash just days after wedding
Posted at 9:15 AM, Oct 07, 2020

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. -- A husband and wife from Florida were killed in a small plane crash Monday in Colorado, just days after their wedding.

According to the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office in Colorado, the victims in the crash were identified as Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and his wife of four days, Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, both of Port Orange, Florida.

Deputies said the couple was leaving Colorado to return to Florida in a privately owned Beechcraft Bonanza when it crashed in the Ingram Basin east of Telluride, where they were married Oct. 1.

Sivyllis, a United Airlines pilot and flight instructor, and Vogelaar, who also worked in the airline industry, were the only people on board.

Deputies said the couple had eloped to Colorado for a small wedding and adventure-filled honeymoon that they were documenting online for their friends and families to follow.

Authorities believe the plane crashed 10 to 15 minutes after taking off from Telluride Regional Airport.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

This story was originally published by Peter Burke at WPTV.