A small plane crashed on an island near Old Montreal while towing a marriage proposal banner, killing a passenger and injuring the pilot.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the aircraft, a Cessna 172, was pulling a banner that read 'Will you marry me' when it went down and burst into flames on Saturday night.
It is unknown at this time whether the person making the proposal was the sole passenger who perished in the accident.
The pilot remained hospitalized Sunday night. He has been identified as Gian Pierro Ciambella, the owner of Aerogram, an aerial adverting agency.
A Cessna plane crashed in Montreal on Saturday while towing a marriage proposal banner, killing a passenger and injuring the pilot
The small plane burst into flames after it came down at Parc Dieppe near the Concorde Bridge of Montreal’s Ile Sainte-Hélène. Firefighters responded to the scene at around 6pm Saturday
A column of black smoke rises from the site of the deadly plane crash in Montreal
Police did not release any details about the deceased victim of the crash as of late Monday morning .
Pilot Gian Pierro Ciambella (pictured) survived the crash and was taken to a hospital
Montreal police said they answered a call reporting a crash at about 6pm at Parc Dieppe