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08/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wedding Bouquet Causes Plane To Crash At Italian Wedding

A bride and groom who had planned to add a creative touch to the bouquet-throwing tradition accidentally caused a plane to crash in Italy, BBC reports. The pair had hired a small plane to fly past the women attendees and throw the flowers to them at Montioni park in Suvereto, near Livorno. Instead, the plane's engine sucked the flowers up and subsequently caught on fire and exploded. The plane plunged into a hostel, injuring one but not killing anyone.

A passenger on the aircraft, named as Isidoro Pensieri, 44, had the job of throwing the bouquet as pilot Luciano Nannelli flew past. It is believed the bunch of flowers became entangled as it was thrown, and was sucked into one of the engines.

Ms Pensieri suffered multiple fractures and a head injury. She was taken to hospital in Grosseto by helicopter and then transferred to another in Pisa, Italian media reported.

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