We've all been there when the call comes - "Is there a doctor in the house"?
On this occasion however it was not until a packed Boeing 747 charter flight to exclusive tropical hideaway Magaluf with 982 Liverpudlian holidaymakers on board appealed for help that the "Spirit of the Blitz" came to the fore.
The Captain had announced that there was a "technical hitch" and plucky Scouser Wayne Dropshort (23), an unemployed confidence tricksters' 2nd assistant, responded to the call.
Unbuckling his backpack, Mr Dropshort broke out his tarmac toolkit and, foregoing his usual "£800 up front , come on, get in the van and I'll take you to the cashpoint" cry, Mr Dropshort came to the rescue.
Sadly, the aircraft did not reach Magaluf and a search is under way. Reports that dodgy roofing contracters had previously carried out repairs to the wings are being investigated.
It is not expected that the aircraft Black Boxes will be found as nobody gives a shit for 982 Scousers.