Bride's bouquet brings down plane

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Just another example of the dangers of marriage!

    The traditional throwing of a bride's bouquet for luck ended in disaster at an Italian wedding when the flowers caused a plane to crash.

    The bride and groom had hired a microlight plane to fly past and throw the bouquet to a line of women guests, Corriere della Sera reported.

    However, the flowers were sucked into the plane's engine causing it to catch fire and explode.

    The aircraft plunged into a hostel. One passenger on the plane was badly hurt.

    But about 50 people who had been in the hostel escaped unscathed, as did the pilot.

    Entangled

    The incident happened at Montioni park in Suvereto, near Livorno, where the wedding reception was being held, Corriere della Sera said.

    A passenger on the microlight, named as Isidoro Pensieri, 44, had the job of throwing the bouquet as pilot Luciano Nannelli flew past.

    It is believed the bunch of flowers became entangled as it was thrown, and was sucked into the engine.

    Mr Pensieri suffered multiple fractures and a head injury. He was taken to hospital in Grosseto by helicopter and then transferred to another in Pisa, Italian media reported.


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  2. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    I have heard of all sorts of AA...but flowers?

    Makes ya' wonder about those hippies sticking flowers in the barrels of those rifles, now, doesn't it? :lol:
     
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    That's terrible, but it reminds me of "The World According to Garp" with Robin Williams.
    Remember how he decided to buy his house because a plane had crashed into it right after he had went through it with the realtor.
    It should be a long marriage if his logic holds true.


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