NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
18th August, 1983 : Five people are dead and another 40 injured after a truck driver deliberately smashed a road train truck into the bar of an Ayers Rock motel early today. Unsuspecting drinkers had no warning as the driver rammed the truck, with lights out, into the tiny bar at 60 to 80 kmh, just before 2 a.m. Four people died instantly, and a woman died tonight in the Alice Springs hospital. The truck was driven into the Inland Motel, on the eastern side of Ayers Rock, and it is believed the driver was earlier involved in a disturbance at the motel. Police have charged the 36-year-old driver with murder.