The moment stunt for social media went tragically wrong over gender reveal as plane crashes killing pilot in front of cheering guests has emerged.
A gender reveal party turned deadly after a small plane nosedived and killed the pilot in front of cheering guests – who were oblivious to the tragedy that unfolded above their heads.
The happy couple were celebrating their pregnancy with family and friends in Sinaloa, Mexico, and hired a small jet to fly past and dump either pink or blue colored powder to indicate the gender of their baby.
As the plane approached the mom and dad-to-be, who were standing next to an ‘Oh baby’ sign, it released pink smoke from its fuselage – indicating they would be having a daughter.
Shrills and cheers of joy erupted as the loved-up couple kissed beneath the pink residue on September 2.
But in the same moment, the Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee aircraft suddenly shot upwards, rotating on its side as one of its wings collapsed mid-air.
The aircraft continued to spiral out of control, past the palm trees in the background of the couple’s idyllic moment in the town of San Pedro, Sinaloa.
Before realizing the tragedy that had occurred, the couple continued to embrace while family members congratulated them.
Luis Angel N., 32, was the pilot and the only person in the small plane, local media reports
He was rushed to hospital where he sadly died, according to the Aviation Safety Network.
Clips from the tragic moment have gone viral on social media – and an image of what is believed to be the mangled aircraft showed the extent of the damage.
Footage from beyond the garden where the gender reveal party was taking place also showed how the plane continued to tumult through the sky before crashing.
The limp plane, still spewing out pink powder, flew past a parking lot before eventually hitting the ground. This is not the first time that an elaborate gender reveal party has turned deadly.
In recent years, people have come up with more creative – and dangerous – ways to announced to their loves ones if they’re having a girl or a boy.
In February 2021, a 28-year-old father-to-be was killed in New York after a device he was building for his child’s gender reveal