A 37 year old pilot has been arrested after he taxied his wingless, single engined aircraft to a local pub.
After taking the aircraft down the street and parking outside the Newman Hotel’s Purple Pub the pilot walked inside and reportedly ordered ‘a cold one’.
The incident happened on Friday and is thought to have been a Halloween prank. Reports say the arrested man does not hold a pilot’s licence and Police have charged him with ‘endangering a life’. Although no-one was hurt the aircraft had its propeller spinning as it made its way to the pub.
Sergeant Mckenzie of Newman Police said “It was a pretty stupid thing to do.”
“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 aircraft was towed away and impounded, it’s pilot will appear in Newman Magistrate’s Court on the 18th November.