WORDS almost fail to describe how lucky the two men who walked away when the light plane they were travelling in crash landed in a fallow cultivation paddock near Gilgandra.
Certainly their safe arrival onto terra firma is testament to the manufacturer's application of the safety chute and the Daily Liberal's journalist Heather Crosby's description of the safety mechanism as being almost James Bond-like rings true.
Especially as the latest Bond film arrives fresh on cinema screens around the country.
Should this device be fitted to more light planes it might also decrease the number of fatalities that occur; although its value in a thunderstorm might be questionable?
What is good news is the two men and their families, while shaken are happy and healthy.
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THE stench associated with the Independent Commission Against Corruption into allegations of corruption involving two former Labor ministers just seems to betting more cloying.
Emerging from the inquiry this week was the news a witness had been the recipient of a threat while another bureaucrat was shuffled sideways because he was making too many waves for the minister of the day.
We know the wheels of justice are slow turning and there won't be any outcomes handed down until next March.
As the evidence emerges we can only agree that a seat in the commission - while compelling - must be the best free entertainment going around in Sydney at present.