BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASH
BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASH (File Art)
BOUQUET OF FLOWERS CAUSE PLANE CRASH



from wire reports

12/1/2011 - INTERNATIONAL -- When it comes to flying aircraft, it only takes a moment of letting your guard down for a flight to end in disaster. Take the case of the aircraft taken out by a wedding bouquet two years ago in Tuscany, Italy.

A bride and groom who planned to add a creative touch to the flower bouquet-throwing tradition inadvertently caused a plane to crash, according to British Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The pair had hired an ultra-light plane to fly past the women attendees and throw the flowers to them at Montioni Park in Suvereto, near Livorno in western Tuscany. Instead, the plane's engine sucked the flowers up and subsequently caught on fire and exploded. As horrified wedding guests looked on, the aircraft crashed into woods close to a youth hostel where 50 children were staying.

None of the people inside the hostel was hurt. Aircraft passenger Isidoro Pensieri, however, suffered serious head and facial injuries, as well as two broken legs. The 44-year-old victim was the one who threw the bouquet out of the plane. The pilot, 61 year-old Luciano Nannelli, escaped without serious injury.

Fortunately, the bride and groom were not aboard the aircraft.