Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara remembers two people from Santa Barbara who died in a small plane crash in north-central Idaho Sunday morning.
Carl and Jo Lindros, both 83, were in the Lancair IV aircraft when it crashed near Kooskia, Idaho. Officials think the couple was traveling from Montana to Sacramento at the time.
Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says it's not yet known why the plane crashed, but it apparently burst into flames and was destroyed on impact. Investigators say due to the extensive damage and wreckage of the crash it is hard for authorities to determine if there were other people on board.
Victoria Juarez, president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, has issued the following statement regarding the death of former Scholarship Foundation Board President Carl Lindros.
"We were shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely deaths of Carl and Jo Lindros. Carl was a beloved and influential supporter of the Scholarship Foundation for more than five decades, serving on the organization's Board of Directors from 1969 to 1986, and as Board president in 1985-86. A founding member of the Board's Investment Committee, Carl was instrumental in building the Foundation's endowment. Ever committed to the Scholarship Foundation, he was a member of our Investment Committee at the time of his death. This organization and the wider Santa Barbara Community have lost a generous and visionary leader."
The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is the nation's largest community-based provider of college scholarships, having cumulatively awarded in excess of $123 million to more than 50,000 county students since its founding in 1962.