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Plane Down During 'Elaborate' Gender Reveal Stunt

Pilot Survived After His Plane Stalled At Low Altitude

The NTSB has released a factual report from an accident involving an Air Tractor AT 602 which was involved in a "gender reveal" stunt in Texas in September. Thankfully, the pilot survived the accident, but the plane was not so lucky.

According to the report, the pilot reported that while maneuvering at a low altitude in an aerial applicator airplane, he dumped about 350 gallons of pink water for a gender reveal. The airplane "got too slow", aerodynamically stalled, impacted terrain, and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, right wing, and empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The FAA inspector reported that the accident occurred during a low pass for a gender reveal celebration. He added that there were two persons on board the single seat airplane.

(NTSB image)

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