EYEWITNESS NEWS (United States)
A small plane towing a "Will You Marry Me?" banner crashed into Rhode Island's Block Island Sound on Monday afternoon, US website Eyewitness News reports.
Coast Guard officials were able to speak to the pilot's 8 year old son who gave them a general idea of where his father was. The "wanna be married" pilot was finally pulled from the water by a man from a boat nearby.
Authorities say the pilot was not seriously injured. Meanwhile, the answer to his proposal remains unrevealed.
Was this a bad omen for the pilot's future personal plans, or could it happen to anyone?
Here's our countdown to the five worst scenarios for a wedding proposal:
Number five: Last June in Indiana, a woman was surprised by her boyfriend's proposal during a hot air balloon ride. Just minutes after she said "yes," the basket the couple was riding in made contact with power lines, knocking their pilot unconscious.
Number four: : A man invited his friends for a small party on a rooftop. As he prepares to make his dramatic proposal, his friend throws him the engagement ring.... he jumps to catch the ring and falls off the roof....
Number three: If you're going to propose during a football match (on a dreary day), make sure the supporters will be supportive.... Whistles and hisses, and boohs are not the ideal background sound for a proposal. The bride-to-be looks like a deer caught in the headlights.
Number two: Ok, so maybe sports events are not the ideal place for a proposal… especially if it's the ugly mascot that's proposing.
Number one: If you're going to propose in front of everyone, make sure your future fiancee actually likes you a little bit and is not going to run away with a horrified look on her face!
Bonus round: And who could forget this piece of television history: French soccer coach Raymond Domenech loses the Euro 2008 and decides his post-match interview is the perfect moment to propose to his girlfriend. "Awkward" does not even begin to describe it.
Raymond Domenech demande Estelle Denis en mariage by Chronofoot