Today in ‘Straya, a 37-year-old man has been charged overnight with endangering the life, health and safety of another person after taxiing a wingless plane down a main street in Western Australia’s Pilbara region and parking it outside the pub.
The incident took place on Friday around 2pm when The Thirst is reported to have been at its strongest, leading the man to think it was a chill idea to aim a propeller down Newman’s main street in the direction of the Purple Pub and straight into the waiting arms of The Law. Upon exiting the plane, the accused also left the engine running.
“It was a pretty stupid thing to do,” Newman police sergeant Mark McKenzie is quoted as saying in The Guardian.
“Kids were coming home from school. It could have been very ugly. All he needed was one gust of wind … because without the wings, it’s not stable. People think it was a bit of a laugh but it was very dangerous and we’re not very happy with it.“
The man – who naturally doesn’t have a pilot’s licence either – is alleged to have just bought the plane from another residence on the other side of town and is said to have just been stopping off at the pub on his way home, because where else can you go with a wingless propeller driven Beechcraft two seater aircraft if not the pub, home, or the lock-up.