Plane carrying marriage proposal banner crashes

Plane carrying a marriage proposal 
By: Debbie Gross 

Some people think of nice ideas for marriage proposals. One man’s marriage proposal went bad however.

A pilot was rescued in Rhode Island after being forced out of a small plane that was towing a banner with a marriage proposal, and his 8 year old son helped rescue teams track his location.

The Coast Guard said the pilot was found at about 4 pm by a Good Samaritan about 3 miles south of Ninigret Pond.

Boats had been searching the area after the man called by radio to his son shortly after 3 pm saying he was going down.

U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue controller John Harland told the local news media that they were helped the boy to find the location of his father.

Authorities say the pilot was not seriously injured. The local news media reported that the plane was owned by Simmons Airlines, which has a division called Banner Tow-USA.

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