Plane at centre of deadly crash in Montreal was carrying marriage proposal banner

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Canada’s Transportation Safety Board says the plane at the center of a fatal crash in Old Montreal was carrying a banner spelling a marriage proposal on Saturday evening when it went down.

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Board spokesman Chris Krapsky said a passenger on board the plane died in the crash, carrying a banner that read “Will you marry me” while the pilot of the plane is in hospital.

The accident occurred at around 6 p.m. at Parc Dieppe, near the Concorde Bridge in Montreal’s Ile Sainte-Hélain, where a concert was taking place.

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Krepsky says authorities were informed of a Cessna 172 engine failure, but investigators are yet to determine the cause of the crash.

Krapsky says the proposal banner, which is believed to have fallen into the Saint-Lawrence River shortly before the accident, has not been found.

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The board sent investigators to the scene to gather details of the cause of the accident and the remaining debris will be sent to the Ottawa laboratory to continue testing today.

The event’s creator and promoter, Ivanko, issued a tweet Saturday night confirming that no activity was affected at the site of the popular Oshiga festival, which was taking place not far from the scene of the accident.

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