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Mayday, Mayday! Man Needs Wife (Man Pretends to Lose Control of a Plane for Proposal)
NBC Miami ^ | Friday, Sep 28, 2012 | Alexandra Clark

Posted on 09/30/2012 9:04:37 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Man pretended to lose control of a small plane as the lead-in for his proposal

Love is in the air over Chicago. Thankfully it didn't land in the lake.

Ryan Thompson popped the question mid-flight this week in what's being considered an unorthodox proposal.

Thompson pretended to lose control of the small plane he was flying as his girlfriend, Carlie Kennedy, reached for the emergency landing checklist and found the proposal. He filmed the entire thing and posted it Wednesday on YouTube.

“I have to tell you, when the plane headed for water, I genuinely did believe it was a true emergency,’’ Kennedy told NBC "Today's" Natalie Morales about the proposal. “I thought in reading through the emergency procedure checklist that our lives were in my hands at that moment. ... Getting to the end of the emergency procedure checklist, then the proposal, it was a swing of emotions like I’ve never experienced before. I’ve never been that happy.’’

The video, titled "In Descent Proposal," shows the couple taking off in a small private plane flying around the Windy City and taking pictures when the plane begins to shake.

Thompson tells Kennedy he lost control of the plane and needs her to read the emergency landing procedures. At the end of the procedures it reads "initiate ring engagement procedure." From there, Thompson regains control and proposes to a visibly relieved and euphoric Kennedy, who accepted the proposal.

So was Kennedy mad over the rouse?

“Everyone has asked me that question and to be honest, I was never mad,’’ she told Morales, adding she was very excited and happy over her engagement.

Once the couple landed, they were greeted by friends and family for an impromptu engagement party, according to "Today."

No word on when the wedding will take place, but Thompson admitted to "Today" he had thought about planning a surprise wedding. But said Kennedy's mom put the big kibosh on the idea.

No word on when or how the happy couple plans to wed.


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 09/30/2012 9:04:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Who am I to judge?


2 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: nickcarraway

That ruse wudda “rouse”d me.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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To: nickcarraway

Welcome to the Attention Whoredom States of America. This woman is insane if she marries Mr. Drama King. He’ll probably make a bunch of babies then announce he’s gay.


4 posted on 09/30/2012 9:23:01 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Probably. But by then kids who don’t have a gay parent will be punished.


5 posted on 09/30/2012 9:29:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SaraJohnson

Thompson pretended to lose control of the small plane he was flying as his girlfriend, Carlie Kennedy, reached for the emergency landing checklist and found the proposal. He filmed the entire thing and posted it Wednesday on YouTube.

Carlie “Kennedy” ... bad name to have in a supposedly malfunctioning plane, if you know what I’m sayin.... Bad karma.


6 posted on 09/30/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Engagement ring ping!

NAP? "ENGAGE!"

7 posted on 09/30/2012 9:39:45 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: nickcarraway

She needs to get her own pilot’s license so he can’t pull this crap on her again.


8 posted on 09/30/2012 10:06:18 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: SaraJohnson

“Welcome to the Attention Whoredom States of America. This woman is insane if she marries Mr. Drama King. He’ll probably make a bunch of babies then announce he’s gay.”

As a pilot, I think I would have called him an @$$ hole and said, “no,” as well as have shown a finger to the “impromptu” engagement party guest that didn’t warn me. Yes, she is insane if she marries him. There’s nothing cute, or fun, about being in a real, near air plane crash, and I’ve been there more than once.


9 posted on 09/30/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: nickcarraway

He could lose his license for that stunt. It wasn’t funny.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 10:40:46 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: nickcarraway

If she marries the narcissist she can resign herself to lifetime of drama.


11 posted on 09/30/2012 10:44:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: dayglored; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Don't do it, honey. This is NOT the man you want to father your children.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Was this how the proud parents of the balloon boy hoax got engaged?


13 posted on 09/30/2012 11:30:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: nickcarraway
Direct link
14 posted on 09/30/2012 11:59:56 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Really, really, really. I would NEVER want to set eyes on the jerk again!


15 posted on 09/30/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT by quilterdebbie (We will endeavor to persevere!)
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To: nickcarraway; humblegunner
Keep an eye on this one.

Delivery of divorce papers should be a real sketch.

16 posted on 09/30/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: fella

Wow, that lady’s got nerves of steel.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 2:47:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SaraJohnson

Or he could just be a sadistic sociopath. I agree, this guy is not trustworthy.


18 posted on 09/30/2012 2:50:28 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: nickcarraway

Sometimes a simulated emergency actually becomes one.....damned irresponsible.


19 posted on 09/30/2012 2:51:19 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Lazamataz

Could you imagine? “Just for old time’s sake, let’s take one last ride in the plane.”


20 posted on 09/30/2012 2:52:20 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: quilterdebbie

Maybe it’s a case of the rocks in his head fitting the holes in her head,


21 posted on 09/30/2012 3:27:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Rouse?


22 posted on 10/01/2012 2:50:22 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: Slings and Arrows; quilterdebbie

That’s what I think. Not that it’s right, but apparently he knew she’d be okay with it. That lady really has ice water in her veigns.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 3:27:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway; quilterdebbie

...and vacuum in her head.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 4:01:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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