The incident took place near the Mexican city of Cancun, where a family was holding a gender reveal party. The whole thing went dramatically wrong when a plane hired to fly a banner announcing the baby’s gender nosedived into the sea in front of the shocked crowd.
Two pilots died in a tragic plane crash on Tuesday in what was supposed to be a stunt for a gender reveal party, The Sun reports.
Expecting parents in Cancun, Mexico rented a small aircraft to fly a banner announcing they were having a baby girl. In a newly surfaced video, the plane was performing stunts above spectators’ heads, displaying the banner, while the party’s guests were cheering and taking pictures of the show.
Just seconds later, the pilot seemingly lost control of the plane, which subsequently nosedived into the sea.
According to local media, both pilot and co-pilot were recovered from the water. One of the men reportedly died during the rescue mission. Attempts to resuscitate the other one also allegedly failed.