ENGINE TROUBLE

Will Weandede, email

FIFTEEN minutes into a flight from Perth to Melbourne, the captain announced: “Ladies and gentlemen, one of our engines has failed, but there’s nothing to worry about. Our flight will take an hour longer than scheduled, but we still have three engines left.”

Half an hour later the captain announced: “One more engine has failed; the flight will take an additional two hours. But don’t worry, we can fly just fine on two engines.”

An hour later the captain announced: “One more engine has failed and our arrival will be delayed another three hours. But don’t worry, we still have one engine left.”

A young blonde passenger turned to the man next to her and remarked: “If we lose one more engine, we’ll be up here all day!”