Montreal Old The plane that crashed on an island near Old Montreal on Saturday night was carrying a marriage proposal banner at the time of the fatal crash, authorities said Sunday.
A spokesman for Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said the plane was carrying a banner that read “Will You Marry Me” when it crashed, killing one passenger. The pilot was in the hospital until Sunday night.
“We want to talk to the pilot whenever possible,” Chris Krepsky told The Canadian Press.
Montreal police say they have responded to a call to report an accident that occurred at 6 p.m.
Police did not provide details about the dead, saying only that they thought the plane had only two occupants.
Krepsky said in an interview that officials received reports of engine problems on the Cessna 172 aircraft, but investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash.
“We haven’t denied anything yet,” he said. “We need to take a closer look at everything.”
The proposed banner, which is believed to have fallen into the St. Lawrence River shortly before the crash, was not found, Krepsky said.
The board sent investigators to the scene for details. The remaining debris was due to be sent to an Ottawa lab on Sunday.
“TSB investigators were documenting the scene, examining the wreckage, obtaining information from witnesses and coordinating with Montreal police,” Krepsky said.
Event producer and promoter Ivenko confirmed on Twitter on Saturday night that no activities were affected at the popular Oshega festival, which took place too far from the scene of the accident.
By Virgin Ann
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times