The can of spray paint used to graffiti a plane at Rutherford’s Royal Newcastle Aero Club stood as a reminder of the low act in the aircraft’s hangar yesterday.
Vandals broke into the hangar and sprayed the side and windscreen of a plane sometime between Sunday night and the early hours of Monday morning.
Club general manager Tony Savia was disappointed the incident had occurred.
“There is damage to the windscreen and the side of the plane,” he said.
“They have used spray paint and it’s just sprayed on, there’s no tag or anything.”
Mr Savier said experts would have to inspect the plane to determine how best to repair the damage.
“We will have to get an engineer to look at what can be used to remove it; we don’t want to cause any further damage to the plane,” he said.
Central Hunter police examined the scene yesterday afternoon.
Anyone who saw suspicious activity at the club or nearby is urged to phone Maitland police on 4934 0200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.