Hmm...get a group of drunk Serbian males together, and give them guns. Hilarity ensues....
BELGRADE (Reuters) - A two-seater sports plane on an unauthorized joyride was apparently shot down by mistake when it flew over a Serbian wedding party where guests were firing guns into the air, local media reported Sunday.
Two men were reported to have sustained serious injuries when their aircraft burst into flames and crashed near Kraljevo, central Serbia.
"I heard shots from a wedding party which was very close to the crash site. Then I saw the plane in flames. It was shot in the left wing," witness Zoran Vukadinovic told reporters.
"A few moments later, while attempting a crash landing, it was caught in overhead power cables," he said.
Local media said neither of the men held a pilot's license.
Firing guns into the air at weddings and other celebrations is common in Serbia.
I can still remember sitting on my patio in Pristina and listening to gunfire throughout the city. Since Serbs were the only folks allowed to own firearms, you could safely assume that either a child had been born or a wedding was taking place. I always marvelled that no one ever seemed to get hurt with all the random gunplay taking place. Oops...well, so much for that.