A gender reveal celebration took a tragic turn when a small plane crashed, claiming the life of the pilot.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the jubilant parents-to-be had arranged for a small aircraft to fly over their gathering in Sinaloa, Mexico, releasing colored smoke to announce the gender of their expected child.
As the pink smoke filled the sky – signaling a baby girl – cheers rang out from their guests. But the joy quickly turned to dread as the plane suddenly veered off course and spiraled out of control.
The couple, standing next to an “Oh baby” sign, remained engrossed in their special moment, seemingly unaware that the aircraft had gone into a deadly spin behind the palm trees. Reports state that the incident unfolded on Saturday (September 2)
It has since been reported that Luis Angel N, the 32-year-old pilot and sole occupant of the Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee, was later discovered amidst the wreckage.
He was quickly transported to the hospital but sadly passed away, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
Footage of the tragic event has spread like wildfire on social media, stirring debate over the increasingly dangerous stunts people employ for gender reveal events.
One commenter noted: “The way the camera panned back to the couple with not the slightest care in the world for the pilot is sad.” Another questioned: “Why do they have to do such extreme gender reveals lately? Why can’t they just settle for something simple?”
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