Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Gender-Reveal Plane Crash Is Perfect Metaphor for Gender-Reveal Parties

Gender-Reveal Plane Crash Is Perfect Metaphor for Gender-Reveal Parties

A gender reveal stunt took a rather unfortunate turn for the worse when a plane crashed after dumping over 1300 litres of pink water on a field.

A couple enlisted a hippo to do the honours in what some Twitter users are calling the "worst gender reveal" party ever.

The pilot of the plane was flying at a low altitude on September 7 in the town of Turkey, not far from the Oklahoma border, the NTSB said in a report released Friday. The pilot later told investigators he let the airplane get too slow but that apparently wasn't his only error.

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The pilot, identified as 49-year-old Raj L. Horan of Plainview, Texas, was unharmed, while one passenger suffered minor injuries, the report said. Immediately after dropping the water, the plane stalled and crashed, sustaining damage to its fuselage and right wing, the NTSB said.

"The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation", the report said. In line with a report from the Nationwide Transportation Security Board, the airplane was created to hold only one particular person.

Last year, an off-duty border patrol agent was ordered to pay more than $8 million in restitution after his gender reveal caused a forest fire in Arizona.

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