People will think of the unique ways to propose, including the familiar use of planes to carry banners to suggest marriage. There was an attempt to do that on Saturday, Oct. 2 over in Montreal, Canada but things did not turn out as planned.

According to reports, a Cessna 172 plane ended up crashing in Montreal, killing a passenger while leaving the pilot in a hospital.

The nearly 50-year-old plane crashed in Montreal’s Parc Dieppe, near Île Saint-Hélène around 6 p.m. where a music festival was reportedly taking place.

The pilot who survived was identified as Gian Piero Ciambella, owner of Aerogram, an aerial advertising agency. However, it has yet to be confirmed if the passenger who died was the same man who had wanted to propose marriage.

The plane was towing the banner that carried the message: "Will you marry me?"

Footage of the plane engulfed in flames was caught on video by Montreal CTV news.

“One person is sadly deceased in this event, and a second person is transported to the hospital,” police spokesperson Veronique Comtois said.

The reason behind the crash has yet to be established. However, initial reports suggested that engine trouble was the cause of the crash. The engine was sent to Ottawa for further investigation.

“Mr. Ciambella is a very experienced pilot,” Paul Fréchette stated.

Police hope to talk with Ciambella once his condition improves.

"There was a Cessna 172 that was towing a banner that was involved in an accident," Chris Krepski, a spokesperson for the TSB, said. “We haven’t ruled out anything,”

Several eyewitnesses saw the crash such as Laurel Scala who was walking with her husband in Verdun at the time.

"It seemed like the normal height that a plane like that would fly when it has a banner," Scala said. "We struggled to read what the banner said... It said 'Will you marry me,' and we couldn't make out the Chantal because it was backwards."

Representation Image: Cessna plane
Representation Image: Cessna plane photo credit: [Tomás Del Coro | Wikimedia Commons]

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