Mark Simmons probably isn’t getting married any time soon, but Tuesday he proved to just about everyone on the ground below him that he’s committed to carrying out a proposal.
The determined pilot was rescued Monday afternoon when his plane crashed off the Rhode Island coast between Block Island and Point Judith. He had been paid to carry a sign reading, "Michelle, will you marry me? Love Mike.”
Once in the water, Simmons summoned the Coast Guard, but was picked up by “good Samaritan” Adam Stanton, a public affairs specialist for the Coast Guard in Boston told the Daily News.
"Probably about 10 to 15 minutes into the flight, the engine sounded rough and shut off," Simmons told WPRI.
Despite the crash, the experienced pilot was uninjured. He was also undeterred.
The next day the owner of Simmons Aviation hopped back into a plane and finished off the job he had been paid to do.
“Just because you get in a car crash doesn’t mean you’re never going to get into a car again,” he told the station.
According to WPRI, Michelle also said yes.
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