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Newlyweds from Central Florida killed in small plane crash in Colorado

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Authorities in Colorado say two newlyweds from Central Florida died when their single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the resort town of Telluride.

The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office in Colorado says that 30-year-old Costas John Sivyllis and 33-year-old Lindsey Vogelaar, of Port Orange, died in Monday’s crash in Ingram Basin, east of Telluride in the San Juan Mountains.

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The couple had just married four days before in Telluride, and authorities said they’d been documenting an adventure-filled honeymoon online for their friends and families to follow.

Both worked in the airline industry; he was a United Airlines pilot and a flight instructor.

They were returning to Florida, with a possible first stop in Oklahoma to refuel, when their Beechcraft Bonanza crashed about 10-15 minutes after after takeoff on Monday.

Sivyllis graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona in 2012. His family says he was a flight instructor and very meticulous commercial pilot.

Vogelaar's family says she was a flight attendant with a zest for life and great sense of humor.

Alan Stolzer, the dean of the College of Aviation at Embry Riddle, made the following statement:

"Our hearts are heavy. Yesterday, we tragically lost our good friend, Embry-Riddle Eagle, Industry Advisory Board member, and amazing aviator Costas Sivyllis. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed."

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

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