Italian bride's bouquet downs ultralight
Not so lucky flying flora:
An Italian wedding reception ended badly when the bride's bouquet downed an
ultralight aircraft, the Corriere della Sera reports. The happy couple had
tasked pilot Luciano Nannelli, 61, with dropping the floral display on eager
bridesmaids lined up at the do in Montioni Park, Suvereto. However, when
passenger Isidoro Pensieri, 44, released the bouquet it apparently got tangled
in the propellor. This provoked an engine explosion, and the ultralight crashed
into a field, narrowly missing a hostel packed with fifty young people.
Remarkably, the pilot walked away unscathed, but Pensieri suffered fractures to
both legs and "facial and cranial trauma"
From The Register, July 2009
Last updated: 16 February 2015