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Aus pilot lands chopper next to McDonald's to grab quick bite!

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Fly-Thru! A hungry pilot in landed a helicopter near a McDonald's takeaway window to grab a bite.

The green chopper set down on a grassy patch outside the fast food giant's branch in Sydney with locals left stunned by the incident.

The pilot was seen exiting the aircraft and collecting his order from the nearby McDonald's, before getting back into the chopper and flying away, Nine reported.

The pilot, who identified himself as 'Dan', later told a radio station that he got permission to land at premises.

"Every now and then we do that sort of stuff," he said.

"Kyle (a radio show host) if you ever need a cheeseburger give us your coordinates of where you live and we'll drop in with it," he said.

Dan called into the show after radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O promised the pilot of the helicopter USD 1,000 if he got in touch.

Dan asked for the money to be donated to Ronald McDonald House.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) said the landing was not technically illegal if the pilot had permission from the owner of the land.

CASA, however, said investigations into the safety of the chopper's landing and take-off were ongoing.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 17:22 IST