A small aircraft carrying a “Will you Marry Me?” banner crashed in Montreal on Sunday, killing a passenger and hospitalizing the pilot.
The practically 50-year-old aircraft — a 1974 Cessna 172 — crashed in Montreal’s Parc Dieppe, close to Île Saint-Hélène round 6 p.m. Saturday, the place a music competition was going down, according to reports.
The pilot has been recognized as Gian Piero Ciambella, proprietor of Aerogram, an aerial promoting company, in response to police.
It is unclear whether or not the deceased passenger, who has not but been recognized, was the person who’d supposed to suggest, authorities mentioned.
Video shows the aircraft engulfed in an incredible ball of fireside moments after crashing whereas first responders scramble to the scene, rapidly dousing the flames and getting victims in ambulances.
Police could be seen taping off close by streets and patrolling the St. Lawrence River close by the place the wedding proposal signal had fallen.
The explanation for the crash has not been decided, however authorities had obtained studies of engine bother, in response to the Canadian Press. The engine was despatched to Ottawa for additional investigation.
Ciambella is an award-winning pilot, in response to CTV, and made an emergency touchdown on busy Parc Avenue in Montreal after an engine failure utilizing the identical aircraft that crashed on Saturday.
“Mr. Ciambella is a very experienced pilot,” Paul Fréchette, a pilot and former investigator with the Transportation Safety Board, told CTV.
Police mentioned they hope to talk with Ciambella when his situation improves.
“We haven’t ruled out anything,” Chris Krepski, a spokesperson for the TSB, advised the Canadian Press.