Heathrow Airport - (Belly-Flop Mess): In a vindication of the Mile High Club's code of conduct the pilot of the belly-flopping Boeing 777 that crash-landed at Heathrow Airport yesterday praised his co-pilot's performance in the cockpit.
"If I hadn't had that extra edge of testosterone yesterday the whole thing could have flopped disastrously," Capt Marvellous said today.
Marvellous and his co-flier were hailed heroes today as crash investigators began scouring the airport terrain determined to find evidence of the pair having taken precautions during their daring manoeuvres mile-high.
Officially civil aviation regulations frown on such shenanigans.
But as every airline pilot knows earning your wings in a crisis nearly always depends on the sheer virility of the moment.
And yesterday's bravura performance ranks at the very pinnacle of aviation hystery.
Gorgon Brown is boggle-eyed.