When hungry you jump into the nearest restaurant to grab a snack to calm your growling stomach. Well guess this pilot from Sydney had to take down his helicopter to quieten his hungry appetite with a snack. But what amused the people around is that the pilot rightly landed in front of a McDonald’s outlet. The mobile footage of the man that went viral shows a man walking away from a McDonald's with a brown takeaway bag.
According to Nine News Australia, residents near a Sydney McDonald's were stunned to see a helicopter pilot land his chopper on a lawn and get out to go get himself some burger and fries. A video filmed by one of the amused onlookers which was later sent to a news channel, shown a man in a cap and a red tshirt. The man stops by his helicopter, perhaps maybe to flaunt its beauty, takes a picture, gets in and flies off.
"I thought it was an emergency," a person can be heard saying in the background.
The incident reportedly took place on Saturday evening.
A spokesperson from Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority tells New Zealand Herald that the landing was not technically illegal - if the pilot had permission from the owner of the land.
"Was it unusual? Yes. Was it unsafe? We're not in a position to say until we've looked at the footage," says Peter Gibson.
While officials have not confirmed who the pilot was, speaking on a popular Australian radio, a man claiming to be the pilot said he had permission to land at the private property.
"Every now and then we do that sort of stuff," said the man, who identified himself as "Dan."
According to Australian media reports, the safety of the pilot's landing and take-off is under investigation and cellphone footage of the bizarre incident is being reviewed for further details.