As this story notes:
First we had the Russian millionaire who faked his own death before proposing, smeared in blood, to a traumatized girlfriend. (Bewildering, but she said yes.)
I do remember that; it was certainly reported and commented on in the manosphere.
This week, an American man has posted his own death-defying proposal on YouTube. Piloting a small plane with his girlfriend Carlie sitting in the passenger seat, Ryan Thompson decided to pretend the aircraft was malfunctioning and about to plummet to earth before popping the question.
Well, it worked. I suppose some will say you can’t argue with success…