Small Plane Crashes During Texas Gender Reveal Celebration

A September plane crash in West Texas was found to have occurred when the pilot’s crop-duster stalled out after dumping hundreds of gallons of pink water during a couple’s gender reveal celebration.

A report found that one passenger suffered minor injuries when the plane crashed Sept. 7 near the town of Turkey, about 260 miles northwest of Dallas.

The National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday said the pilot dumped about 350 gallons of pink water from the aircraft, which then stalled and crashed.

As gender reveal parties for expecting parents have grown in popularity, so have the number of dangerous mishaps during the festivities, which can sometimes be deadly. Last month, an Iowa woman was killed when a homemade device that was meant to spray colorful powder into the air instead exploded like a pipe bomb.

According to the NY Daily News, the pilot, 49-year-old Raj L. Horan of Plainview, Texas, was unharmed in the crash but an FAA inspector noted that it was a single-seat aircraft and should not have been carrying two people in the first place.

Photo from NY Daily News

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