Many people are a bit fearful of that moment when a wedding bouquet is thrown with the promise of the next marriage for the lucky recipient. Isidoro Pensieri, 44, can personally attest to the dangers of that tradition. He is recovering at a hospital in Pisa with facial and head injuries and two broken legs after a bouquet was thrown from a plane — only to have it get stuck in the rotor and crash the plane in front of the couple and guests.
The flowers caused an explosion in the motor and crashed the ultra-light aircraft in the woods. The pilot, 61 year-old Luciano Nannelli, escaped unhurt from the crash.
As for the symbolism of the bride’s bouquet taking down a small aircraft, I will leave that to the couple. It may mean less about their marriage as the general decline of marriage among their friends.
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