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Helicopter touches down at small-town Saskatchewan Dairy Queen; passenger buys ice cream cake

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TISDALE, SK – A Saskatchewan man took an ice cream craving to extremes last month by landing a helicopter in the middle of a Dairy Queen parking lot.

The chopper touched down at the Tisdale location around 5pm July 31, blowing up dust and debris in the high traffic area.

RCMP say the landing was definitely not an emergency as a passenger climbed out and walked into the restaurant to buy an ice cream cake.

The pilot, a 34 year old man from a nearby town, is licensed to fly but Mounties say it was illegal to land where he did.

He’s been charged with one count of dangerous operation of an aircraft and is due in court early next month.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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