Beaten OAPs’ cold comfort
A THUG must buy his elderly parents a fridge freezer after attacking them.
David Napier, 50, has two months to give a court proof they have received the gift.
He had admitted beating his mum, 84, and dad, 88, with a walking stick.
At Banff sheriff court, Aberdeenshire, Sheriff Philip Mann said he should compensate them for “unacceptable behaviour”.
He told Napier, of Turriff: “It was frightening for your parents. Is there a luxury item they would welcome? A new fridge freezer?”
THE world’s largest aircraft – dubbed the “flying bum” – has made an ass of itself by crashing on a test flight.
The 302ft-long Airlander 10, which has been cheekily compared to Kim Kardashian’s backside, appeared to collide with a telegraph pole before landing on its cockpit.
No one was hurt and despite hitting rock bottom, developers of the £25million craft made light of the incident.
A spokesman for Hybrid Air Vehicles said: “The flight went really well and the only issue was when it landed.”
The part-plane, part-helicopter and part-airship first took to the air at Cardington Airfield, Beds, a week ago in a successful 30-minute maiden voyage.
But it was a different story yesterday as one witness said: “A line that was hanging down from the plane hit the telegraph pole about two fields away.
“Then, as it came in to land, it seemed to nose dive and landed on the cockpit, smashing it up.”
But HAV denied damage was sustained mid-air or as a result of a telegraph pole.
Airlander, which is 143ft wide and 85ft high, is due to have 200 hours of test flights.
When the giant blimp was first unveiled, many pointed out its nose resembled mumof-two Kim Kardashian’s famous bottom.
Comments such as “look forward to the twerk-off between the flying bum and Kim Kardashian” went viral.
Footage of the crash shows the aircraft travelling steadily at a low altitude before tipping forwards with its nose pointing towards the ground.
It then hits the field, with its cockpit appearing to take the brunt of the impact.
HAV added: “The prototype Airlander 10 undertook its second test flight and flew for 100 minutes, completing all planned tasks before returning to Cardington [airfield] to land. “However, it experienced a heavy landing and the front of the flight deck has sustained some damage which is currently being assessed. “Both pilots and the ground crew are safe and the aircraft is secure and stable at its normal mooring location.” The Air Accidents Investigation Branch confirmed that it will investigate. The Airlander was first developed for the US government as a spy craft aircraft, but fell foul of cutbacks.
RUMPY RIDE Aircraft plunges into field yesterday CRUSHED Airlander 10’s crash-landing damaged its cockpit
BUTT OF JOKES Airship has been likened to Kim Kardashian’ bottom. Below: Kim
PAYBACK A fridge freezer