A United Airlines pilot and his wife, who also worked for the airline, died in a private plane crash in Telluride, Colorado, on the way back from their honeymoon.
Costas John Sivyllis, 30, who also worked as a flight instructor, had just eloped with wife, Lindsey Vogelaar, 33, on Oct. 1.
The couple was flying home to Orlando in a small Beechcraft Bonanza when they crashed Monday afternoon shortly after taking off from Telluride Airport, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office told CBS Denver and Orlando’s News 6. They were the only two people on board.
“They had eloped to Telluride for a small wedding and adventure-filled honeymoon that they were documenting online for friends and families to follow,” the sheriff’s office told the news outlets in a statement.
United spokesperson Leslie Scott told USA TODAY, the airline is “deeply saddened to learn of this tragedy involving two members of the United Airlines family. We have reached out to their families to offer any assistance and express our heartfelt condolences.”
The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash, and the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.
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