14th Jul 2009, 17:57
Wedding flowers thrown from a small aircraft at the wedding reception get stuck in the engine intake, causing engine failure and bring down the aircraft.
BBC NEWS | Europe | Bride's bouquet brings down plane (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8149910.stm) Update: Aircraft was an ultralight, no fatals.
14th Jul 2009, 20:18
How very unfortunate but, OTOH, that is why the mil carry out separation trials for anything which is going to be dropped from an aircraft and why, so often, the deceased's ashes end up back inside the aeroplane.
Snot rokit siens as anyone who drives bike, car, lorry can easily demonstrate.
Hope the bride will be OK.
Bas - once set jacket alight with fagend on bike :O
14th Jul 2009, 22:19
i know its an unfortunate thing to happen....
but i could not help but laugh...
16th Jul 2009, 08:42
Well, according to the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1199683/Wedding-turns-horror-brides-bouquet-causes-plane-crash.html?ITO=1490), it was a pusher-configured autogyro. The propeller is behind the passenger seat. Seems the pilot underestimated the danger of – in this case – when the flowers hit the fan!
16th Jul 2009, 10:07
those must have been pretty huge flowers! :ok:
16th Jul 2009, 10:26
Well, rather, it was a small aircraft. As the OP suggests, it does not need much to affect proper carburetor intake flow (and effect your name!).
16th Jul 2009, 19:29
The pilot, Luciano Nannelli, shows off his autogyro in this video from last year.
YouTube - l'autogiro di luciano nannelli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nWl8tkRGAw)
21st Jul 2009, 00:45
If his grandmother still knows the Roman science and art of augury, she may well be advising them to bail out of the marriage as well.