I mean, there are few things in this world that can be considered a true “power move.” This is a power move if I’ve ever seen one. A 37-year-old man from Pilbara, Australia taxied his private plane down a heavily trafficked road last week and parked it right in front of his favorite bar.
Here’s the trouble though. This guy wasn’t roaring his G5 down a busy road in Western Australia to go rack up a five-figure bar tab at his favorite watering hole. Nope. It was a rickety old single-prop Beechcraft that was apparently a little worse for wear.
From a Western Australia police spokeswoman:
“It will be alleged that he had just bought the aircraft from a private residence and was taking it home on the other side of the town, but stopped at the pub,” she said.
“On examination it was found to have an exposed fuel line hanging from the side of the aircraft attached to an insecure jerry can inside the cabin to enable the engine to run.
“On stopping the aircraft the accused left the engine in a potentially dangerous condition with the ignition on.”
Our would-be hero is being charged with “endangering life, health or safety of a person.” His court date is set for November 18.
Man. I was really hoping he was gonna get away scot-free after this one. I respect any man who removes the wings from a single-prop two-seater and uses it as a damn car. Like I said, this would’ve been way cooler if he wasn’t some idiot who bought a wingless Beechcraft, but instead just landed an F-18 in the middle of a busy street or plowed a bunch of cars out of the way with a Cessna Citation, just to stop in for a quick nip before heading home.
Real missed opportunity here..
[via Perth Now]