A pilot who was reportedly commissioned to fly a banner as a prank over a Dallas Cowboys practice in California died after an accident on the runway.

The pilot crashed on the runway of Compton-Woodley Airport and his plane burst into flames. The pilot was the only person in the single-engine plane, but a second person was injured during the attempt to rescue the pilot.

The prank was devised by a man calling himself ERock, who started a GoFundMe campaign to troll the Dallas Cowboys with a banner saying, "We Got Demarco." The campaign was asking for $1,800 to pay for the stunt, but raised over $3,000 in just over a week.

With the news of the accident, ERock announced that the collected money would be donated to the family of the pilot,

Fans of both teams have reportedly started collecting donations for the deceased pilot's family.

via 247Sports