Have you ever set a sheet of paper on fire simply because you felt like it ?
I guess we all have, especially when we were very young and just the thought of being able to destroy something would certainly bring us pleasure.
Not matter if it was cutting heads off Barbie Dolls, take the wheels off someone else’s favourite matchbox car or put our sisters favourite teddy into the freezer, setting fire to a jet was surely never something what would have crossed our minds.
Safet Bukoshi came to this exact idea when he went to Glasgow Airport in January of 2005.
He had used a plank of wood to scale a perimeter fence at the Airport before setting fire to a holiday jet, a court has heard.
Even though the fire crews managed to extinguish the fire before it could lead to a ‘catastrophe’ the damage caused altogether is said to be about (P)103.000.
However, this wasn’t the first time Bukoshi had been involved in criminal activities, he had set fire to a Ferrari in July 2004 in Ireland which had caused (P)100,000 of damage.
He had since then absconded Ireland and come to Scotland claiming that he had received ‘a message from God’ to burn the vehicles.
Peter Gray QC, defending, said father-of-four Bukoshi had a mental illness which brought “delusional beliefs” and had set fire to the aeroplane after receiving a message from the Archangel Gabriel.
He was jailed for five years at Dublin court 2007 for setting fire to two cars, including the Ferrari. However the Judge Lady Dorian placed him on an interim compulsion order for him to remain at the State Hospital in Carstairs. The case was adjourned until next month, so the court could hear at least one psychiatrist who has dealt with Bukoshi.