The incident took place over the Caribbean Sea in the Nichupte Lagoon off the coast of Cancun, in southeastern Mexico, around 3:30 p.m. yesterday (March 30).
The couple and their guests, who according to the Milenio media outlet were celebrating a gender reveal party, were all watching from a boat and can be heard clapping as the light plane performs tricks right above their heads.
The crowd can be heard shouting “it’s a girl” repeatedly while pointing at the little plane flying with a sign behind it revealing the baby to be a girl.
You can hear a person say jokingly: “Everything is fine as long as it doesn’t hit us in the end.”
The atmosphere changes in seconds when spectators notice the plane heading straight for the water.
The plane, which was rented for the party from a company called Xomex, crashes into the sea and disappears under the waves.
The cameraman reacts to the accident, saying “surely that can’t happen” while others can be heard screaming.
Local media have given varying accounts of the number of people aboard the Cessna-type plane, saying the crew was between two and four.
According to the Mexican media Debate, the navy came to the aid of those involved in the crash.
They recovered the pilot and co-pilot from the water, but one died during the rescue and the other was pronounced dead while receiving first aid on dry land.
The Federal Civil Aviation Agency has started its investigation into the causes of the accident.
It comes after a number of reports of gender reveal gone awry.
Earlier this year, a man was killed at a baby shower party after a gender reveal cannon allegedly detonated shrapnel.
Heartbroken friends and relatives have since paid tribute to Evan Silva, 26, fatally injured after the explosion at a house in Michigan, United States.
The victim was said to have been near where the barrel fuse was lit during the party.
Investigators, however, said the celebration ended in an instant when the cannon, which was supposed to signal the child’s new arrival, exploded into the crowd.
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Mr. Silva is said to have died when a shrapnel hit his chest. Investigators say the man, who is a family friend, is not the one who lit the fuse.
Michigan State Police spokesperson Lt. Liz Rich said, “(It was) like a signal cannon.
“The owner reported that he had been shot several times. If there are no regular inspections on a device like this, the molded material can wear out. ”
“The molded material exploded and sent projectiles in all directions.