The National Transportation Security Board is investigating a horrific plane crash that claimed the lives of a recently married couple.
The victims were identified Tuesday as Costas John Sivyllis, 30, and his 33-year-old wife, Lindsey Vogelaar. Their plane crashed while they were heading to Florida from Colorado where they got married four days earlier.
According to The San Miguel Sheriff, the plane crashed in the Ingram Basin within 15 minutes after it left Telluride Airport last Monday afternoon.
“They had eloped to Telluride for a small wedding and adventure-filled honeymoon that they were documenting online for friends & family to follow,” officials stated.
Sivyllis was a flight instructor and a United Airlines pilot. He met Vogelaar for the first time aboard a plane where she worked as a flight attendant.
In a Facebook post, Vogelaar’s sister mourned the couple’s death: “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,” the message read.
“Our hearts are aching more than I can ever explain.”