Police in Western Australia are busy reading up on their road rules in an effort to determine an appropriate charge for a Newman man after he taxied his two-seat Beechcraft Skipper training aircraft into the carpark of the infamous Purple Pub about 2.10pm today.
Anthony Whiteway, a 37-year-old local, had just purchased the disassembled aircraft from a private residence and was taking it home when he stopped by the well known watering hole for a drink.
Police were called a short time later and reportedly found the aircraft’s engine running with the propeller spinning.
Since the wings (normally) contain the fuel tanks, a makeshift fuel supply was hand crafted in the cockpit with exposed fuel lines running behind the firewall.
Whiteway was subjected to a roadside breathtest before the aircraft was towed from the scene. He is due to appear in court on the 18th of November.
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