Gender reveal stunt causes plane crash
A gender-reveal stunt has inadvertently led to disaster this week, after a light aircraft crashed to the ground in Texas, causing minor injuries to the two passengers.
Pilot Raj Horan was flying the small yellow plane over the town of Turkey on the 7th of September. His intention was to drop 350 gallons of pink dyed water as part of the gender-reveal party celebrations for two of his friends, who are due to have a child in the near future.
Watch this news report about the plane crash in the video below:
Unfortunately, according to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board, a combination of the weight of the water, and the low altitude led to it crashing dramatically to the ground after it stalled mid-flight. Thankfully, Horan and his fellow-passenger sustained only minor injuries as a result.
The report states: "The airplane 'got too slow', aerodynamically stalled, impacted terrain, and came to rest inverted. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right-wing, and empennage."
It adds: "The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation."
This incident occurred just a few weeks after a gender reveal party in Iowa led to an explosion that killed one person.
According to CNN, at around 4 pm on Saturday, October 26, police responded to a report that a woman in her fifties had been severely injured in an explosion in rural Knoxville, approximately 40 miles southeast of Des Moines.
Check out this news report about a woman who was killed at a gender reveal party:
Commenting on the accident, neighbor Gary Roozeboom stated: "I'm sure no one thought that this could end tragically. Who would have thought? My heart just sank for the family. I mean it's something that's supposed to be fun and exciting. You have your family there and then in an instant everything changes."