Wednesday, 20 November, 2019

Plane crashes in Texas in another gender-reveal gone wrong

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Patty Aguilar | 10 November, 2019, 07:12

This incident was the latest in a string of gender reveal stunts gone awry.

A gender reveal is believed to have caused a recent airplane crash in Texas, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.

Things went wrong when the plane "aerodynamically stalled", from moving too slow, the release said.

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Just last month, a 56-year-old woman in Iowa died after a gender reveal announcement resulted in an explosion.

The NTSB's report indicated that the September 7 crash occurred after the crop duster-style plane dumped 350 gallons of pink-dyed water as part of the fanfare. Records show that pilot Raj Horan, had been "conducting a gender reveal flight for a friend" when, after releasing about 350 gallons of water, the plane stalled. An FAA inspector also noted that it was a single-seat aircraft and not created to carry two people.

"The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation", the accident report said. The pilot was not injured in the crash in Turkey, Texas, about 100 miles southeast of Amarillo, The plane's other passenger had minor injuries.

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