Gender-reveal stunt caused small plane crash, report says

Nellie Chapman
November 10, 2019

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.

Whether all the extra weight - 350 gallons of "we're having a girl!" along with an extra passenger in what is supposed to be a one-seater plane - had anything to do with the crash is unclear.

The plane crash occurred when the crop-duster stalled out after dumping hundreds of litres of pink water during a couple's gender reveal. One sustained minor injuries and the other was unharmed, according to the report, which was released on Tuesday. Officials noted that the airplane was a single-seater, and not designed for two people to be onboard, The News Tribune reported.

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A convoy carrying women and children - dual US-Mexican citizens - ambushed and sprayed with hundreds of rounds of ammunition. She returned to her birthplace Colonia LeBaron 13 years ago after living in the United States for more than three decades.

Gender reveal stunts and their unintended and at-times devastating results have made the news multiple times over the last few years. In another case, in April 2017, a gender reveal stunt that involved a highly explosive substance shot with a rifle sparked a massive wildfire in Arizona that damaged more than 18,000 hectares. That fire wound up costing around USD$8 million in damage.

The family in that story had made a stand for a controlled explosion that would spew coloured powder, but local police said the use mechanism had turned it into a "pipe bomb".

The piece of metal that hit her continued to travel for another 144 yards, authorities revealed.

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