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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:06 PM

Texas small plane crash was gender reveal gone wrong, NTSB finds

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/texas-small-plane-crash-was-gender-reveal-gone-wrong-ntsb-n1078936?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma


A plane crash near Turkey, Texas on Sept. 7, 2019.FAA via NTSB

Nov. 8, 2019, 2:09 PM EST

By Theo Wayt

A Texas plane crash that injured one person was part of a gender reveal stunt gone wrong, a National Transportation Safety Board report said Thursday.

The incident occurred when a pilot flew a crop duster-style plane at a low altitude in order to drop 350 gallons of pink water as part of a gender reveal celebration. Immediately after dropping the water, the plane stalled and crashed, sustaining damage to its fuselage and right wing, the NTSB said. A photo from the incident shows the mangled plane upside down in a field.

The crash occurred outside of Turkey, Texas on Sept. 7.

The pilot, identified as 49-year-old Raj L. Horan of Plainview, Texas, was unharmed, while one passenger suffered minor injuries, the report said. An FAA inspector also noted that it was a single-seat aircraft and not designed to carry two people.

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Um, aren't these things getting out of hand?

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Dennis Donovan Nov 8 OP
underpants Nov 8 #1
Nevilledog Nov 8 #2
dewsgirl Nov 8 #3
Different Drummer Nov 8 #12
MuseRider Nov 8 #4
OriginalGeek Nov 8 #9
MuseRider Nov 8 #10
Thomas Hurt Nov 8 #5
Different Drummer Nov 8 #13
exboyfil Nov 8 #6
Wounded Bear Nov 8 #11
gratuitous Nov 8 #7
Initech Nov 8 #8
MyNameGoesHere Nov 8 #14
pinkstarburst Nov 8 #15
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 8 #16
Maru Kitteh Nov 8 #17

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:09 PM

1. Okay I'm not sure which pronoun to use to describe the plane

Did I read this story wrong?

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:10 PM

2. *snort*

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:25 PM

3. This a trend that needs to end, yesterday.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:32 PM

12. I'll go along with that. Never should have started, tbh.

DD

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

4. I learned about these things

when my son had one. I thought it was stupid and I still think it is stupid but to each their own. They are certainly getting out of hand. I suspect they were created by a company selling things for them catering to those who think they must tell the world, now everyone seems to do them and the need to be bigger and better seems to outweigh any sense at all.



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Response to MuseRider (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:00 PM

9. My nephew and his wife did it with cake

I also think it was kinda stupid but there was cake.

I'm a big fan of cake.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:03 PM

10. LOL.

Ours was a pinata with pink balloons inside.

They had an outdoor party with party food and alcohol. Yeah, that was pretty cool.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

5. How about some announcements with some nice calligraphy

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:34 PM

13. Makes sense to me.

DD

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:36 PM

6. Still smarter than the pipe bomb

At least a crop dusting plane is designed to fly low (maybe not that low) and drop a substance.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:09 PM

11. Yeah, about that...

carrying a tank of water and releasing it too fast will cause the plane to rise up quickly, and likely lead to a stall.

If the pilot had thought out his plan, he might not be paying for an aircraft now.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:51 PM

7. Just pop a confetti-filled balloon, fer crissakes

Quit killing and injuring people just to tell everyone what your kid's sex is.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:56 PM

8. Can we please have a Disco Demolition Night for gender reveal parties already?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:35 PM

14. Where can I find a nuke that

Has Pink or Blue mushroom cloud?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:55 PM

15. Whatever happened to baking cupcakes

with a fun dot of food coloring inside?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:06 PM

16. Who wouldn't want a destroyed aircraft in their child's biography?

..............

It's a heap better than the one a while back where the kid's grandma was killed by shrapnel from an exploding reveal device.

KY..........

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:44 PM

17. Gee, I wish these parents could be a little more self-absorbed and frivolous

It would be a shame if someone mistook them for people with the kind of judgement one would hope accompanied the serious task of raising a human being.

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