Two people are dead after a plane involved in a gender reveal stunt in Mexico crashed into the water.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the Nichupté lagoon in Cancun, according to Quintana Roo Nautical Associates, a private nautical business association that said it assisted in the rescue mission.
A video of the gender reveal shows the plane flying over the beach and emitting a pink smoke, as people cheer and shout “Nina!” — Spanish for “girl.”
The camera then pans around and captures the small aircraft as it crashes into the water.
Joy turned to horror in #Cancun, #Mexico, on Tuesday, as an excited family watched their high-flying gender-reveal stunt end in a fatal plane crash into the open water. https://t.co/5fc1mOCfU8 pic.twitter.com/p9dS13h8IZ
— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) April 1, 2021
The two pilots were killed, TMZ reports. Local media confirmed the death of the flight crew, according to the Washington Post.
According to the Local News, the plane was rented from the company Xomex. The pilot and co-pilot were recovered from the water, but one died during the rescue and the second died while receiving first aid on-land.
The deceased passengers have not been identified by authorities.
In February, a 28-year-old New York man was killed when a device he was building for his baby’s gender reveal party exploded, authorities said. In October 2019, a soon-to-be grandmother died in Iowa when a gender-reveal device exploded and sent shrapnel flying.
Also in 2019, an airplane crashed in Texas after the pilot dumped about 350 gallons of pink water, authorities said. Both passengers survived, one suffering only minor injuries.