A newlywed couple from Florida was killed Monday when their private plane crashed in Colorado just four days after their wedding, authorities said.
The newlyweds were piloting a privately owned Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft when it crashed 10 to 15 minutes after taking off from Telluride Airport around 12:45 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. They were returning to Florida with a possible stop in Oklahoma to refuel.
Rescue teams began high altitude, low-level helicopter rescue operations after the crash, the sheriff’s office said. However, there were no survivors.
The victims’ family and friends mourned the newlywed couple on social media.
“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,” Vogelaar’s sister, Courtney, wrote on Facebook. “They were married for 4 days, and they loved each other with all of their heart and soul.”
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