(CMR) A pilot was killed after the plane he was flying as part of a gender reveal party in Mexico crashed on Sunday. The accident was captured on camera.
A video posted online shows the plane releasing pink smoke as it flies over a couple waiting in front of a sign that reads “Oh baby,” surrounded by pink and blue balloons.
While the couple is celebrating, the plane spirals out of control to the ground. The pilot was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No further injuries were reported as a result of the accident.
Alan Francisco Rangel of the Sinaloa Red Cross told CNN that paramedics treated the pilot at the crash site in San Pedro, Navolato, and then took him to a local hospital, where he died.
Gender reveal parties were conceived as a fun way of telling family and friends whether they were about to welcome a girl or a boy into the world. However the years there have ben several gender reveals that have result in tragedy or problems, such as wildfires.
In 2021, a father-to-be was killed after a device he was building for his child's gender-reveal party exploded.
CNN reported that at a 2017 reveal in Arizona, guests were asked to shoot at a makeshift target scrawled with the words “Boy” and “Girl.” When the target – packed with the highly explosive Tannerite – exploded, a blue cloud poofed upward and immediately ignited the surrounding brush.
It was a boy, and the party ended up costing the guilty patrons more than $8 million in restitution after it set off a wildfire spanning 47,000 acres.
In Iowa in October 2019, a family unintentionally built a pipe bomb at a gender reveal party. When the device went off, the entire pipe exploded, sending shrapnel flying that hit and killed a grandmother standing nearby.