Man fakes plane trouble to propose to girlfriend - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

The best – or possibly the worst – proposal ever

Ryan Thompson faked plane trouble to propose to  Carlie Kennedy, his girlfriend. (Source: YouTube) Ryan Thompson faked plane trouble to propose to Carlie Kennedy, his girlfriend. (Source: YouTube)

(RNN) - Imagine your pilot boyfriend takes you on a flight over Chicago's skyline. You're happy, he's happy and the winter sky is absolutely beautiful.

All of a sudden your breath is taken away when the small plane you're flying in is in trouble. Your boyfriend asks you to remain calm but he needs you to read an emergency checklist for a "ring engagement procedure."

On a perfect February day, Ryan Thompson took his girlfriend, Carlie Kennedy, on a breathtaking flight. But what she didn't know was that he was about to propose to her in a bizarre way - and it's all on camera.

The music and the captions on the video describe their conversation.

At the beginning of the flight, the Chicago couple appear happy and the day couldn't get any better. But that didn't last long as the plane starts to shake and Kennedy's mood changes.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Kennedy said, "All of a sudden I felt my stomach kind of go up in my throat and I realized we were heading straight for the water," she said. "And then he [Thompson] said, 'Honey, I need you to stay calm. The flight controls aren't working.'"

Thompson reaches in his pocket for the ring as Kennedy reads what she believes is the "emergency checklist."

"I genuinely did believe that we were going to die," she told GMA. "I felt like our lives depended on me making it through that checklist."

When Kennedy read the question, "Will you marry me?" she seemed confused at first but soon burst out laughing and covered her face.

Thompson then pulled out a ring and asked Kennedy "Will you marry me?" and she accepted.

Most women probably would've refused and given Thompson a piece of their mind as soon as they were back on the ground, but Kennedy told GMA they are a perfect match.

Copyright 2012 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • CFPUA temporarily stops adding fluoride to water at treatment plant

    CFPUA temporarily stops adding fluoride to water at treatment plant

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:00:43 GMT

    Fluoride will no longer be added to drinking water treated at the Richardson Nano Groundwater Treatment Plant in New Hanover County until an investigation into why levels of the chemical spiked on Wednesday is complete.

    More >>

    Fluoride will no longer be added to drinking water treated at the Richardson Nano Groundwater Treatment Plant in New Hanover County until an investigation into why levels of the chemical spiked on Wednesday is complete.

    More >>
  • LIVE

    LIVE ONLINE: Watch WECT News online and on mobile

    LIVE ONLINE: Watch WECT News online and on mobile

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:55:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 18 2016 11:55 AM EDT2016-05-18 15:55:05 GMT

    WECT is making it easy to stay up to date wherever you are. Even if you're not able to be near a TV during our newscasts, you can still catch them on WECT.com and on mobile. CLICK this link to watch on

    More >>

    WECT is making it easy to stay up to date wherever you are. Even if you're not able to be near a TV during our newscasts, you can still catch them on WECT.com and on mobile.

    More >>
  • Community says yes to second chances as part of National Reentry Week

    Community says yes to second chances as part of National Reentry Week

    Thursday, April 26 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-04-26 20:50:56 GMT
    (Source: WECT)(Source: WECT)

    The New Hanover County Local Reentry Council and LINC, Inc. hosted a 'Let's Say Yes to Second Chances' breakfast Thursday, as part of National Reentry Week.

    More >>

    The New Hanover County Local Reentry Council and LINC, Inc. hosted a 'Let's Say Yes to Second Chances' breakfast Thursday, as part of National Reentry Week.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly