Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Garp House Updated - Bride's Bouquet Brings Down Plane

If we use the benchmark, say, of "The World According To Garp", this is going to be a long, very rich, very loving marriage.

As you may recall, while out house-shopping, a lightweight plane comes crashing into the house Garp, and wife, were looking at, to which Garp squeals with excitement that they must buy it, for what are the odds of a plane hitting the house again?

We shake our heads at this, and wonder, what are the odds ...

Bride's bouquet brings down plane

The traditional throwing of a bride's bouquet for luck ended in disaster at an Italian wedding when the flowers caused a plane to crash.

The bride and groom had hired a microlight plane to fly past and throw the bouquet to a line of women guests, Corriere della Sera reported.

However, the flowers were sucked into the plane's engine causing it to catch fire and explode.

The aircraft plunged into a hostel. One passenger on the plane was badly hurt.

But about 50 people who had been in the hostel escaped unscathed, as did the pilot.
More, from the Guardian U.K.;
Martha Stewart recommends that to "get the blossoms to the wallflowers", the bride should stand "on a balcony, the top of a staircase or a chair". But at this particular wedding in the Tuscan countryside, it was decided to make what proved to be an imprudent break with tradition.

Pensieri was entrusted with the bouquet so that he could cast it dashingly into the outstretched arms of the unmarried female guests as the plane swooped by.

According to Italian news agency reports, however, the flowers disappeared into the tail rotor, causing an explosion in the motor and pitching the ultra-light into a dive. After just missing a hostel in which some 50 young people were gathered, the aircraft plunged to earth in a wood.


Isidoro Pensieri, 44, was today recovering at a hospital in Pisa from serious facial and head injuries and two broken legs, sustained when the ultra-light aircraft in which he was travelling crashed near a restaurant at which a wedding reception was being held.

This is one wedding, both the bride, groom, and everybody in attendance won't have trouble remembering.

Something tells me, if Garp was attending the wedding, he would rush to the alter and marry the girl himself.

After all, what are the odds ...

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