Lindsey and Costas decided to take photos and videos of their wedding and honeymoon for their friends and family members that weren’t able to attend.
Afterward, they planned to fly back home to Florida while aboard a Beechcraft Bonanza that Costas was in the pilot seat of.
15 minutes after their tiny private plane took off from the airport, it crashed.
Facebook; Lindsey and Costas kiss before getting on the plane
The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office shared the tragic news of the couple’s death on Twitter in a series of tweets, saying, “The two victims of the plane crash have been identified as Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and his wife of four days, Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, both of Port Orange, FL.”
“They had eloped to Telluride for a small wedding and adventure-filled honeymoon that they were documenting online for friends & families to follow.”
Twitter; pictured above is a photo of the crash shared by the sheriff’s office
“Both worked in the airline industry; he was a United Airlines pilot & flight instructor. Their Beechcraft Bonanza departed Telluride Airport 1245pm yesterday & is believed to have crashed as soon as 10-15mins later in Ingram Basin east of Telluride.”
Twitter; pictured above is the rescue mission to recover Lindsey and Costas from the wreckage
“The newlyweds were heading back to Florida with a possible stop in Oklahoma to refuel. They were the only two on the aircraft. The NTSB is handling the investigation.”
Lindsey’s sister Courtney took to Facebook to say, “As many of you know, my beautiful sister, best friend, and the most gorgeous bride passed away yesterday with her handsome, most cheerful, husband in a plane crash.”
“They were married for 4 days, and they loved each other with all of their heart and soul. They loved life and lived it to the fullest. Our hearts are aching more than I can ever explain.”
“I have been planning mine and Eric’s life together down in Florida to spend the rest of life by each other, raise our babies together, and grow old by each other. Thank you to everyone that has been reaching out, it is a lot to process.”
As of right now, it’s not quite clear what led to the tragic crash.
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