A man who taxied his light plane down a street in Australia and parked it at a pub while he went inside for a beer was being questioned Monday by police, who were not amused.
Locals in Newman, Western Australia, were stunned when they saw the wingless Beechcraft two-seater aircraft chugging down the main drag of the mining town in the Pilbara region, before pulling up at the local watering hole. The West Australian newspaper said staff at the pub had dubbed the man a “legend” for his casual arrival.
Police said they were investigating whether he had committed an offence, given the plane did not leave the ground or cause any traffic accidents and the man passed a breath-test at the scene.
“I need to look at what the appropriate offence would be as it’s a bit of an unusual one,” said police officer Mark Garner.