Helicopter pilot charged after landing in middle of Sask. town to buy ice cream cake

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It was astir similar a country retired of a movie erstwhile residents watched a chopper onshore successful the mediate of a Saskatchewan municipality to acquisition an crystal pick cake.

According to a Wednesday quality merchandise from RCMP, constabulary successful Tisdale, Sask., received a telephone connected on July 31 astatine astir 5 p.m. that a chopper had landed successful a engaged parking batch connected 101 Street.

Witnesses saw the chopper onshore and stroke particulate and debris passim the area, which is surrounded by mediate and precocious schools, businesses and an aquatic centre, constabulary said.

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Officers determined that the chopper did not onshore for an emergency, but alternatively for a rider to hop retired and bargain an crystal pick barroom astatine the Dairy Queen successful town.

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RCMP recovered retired the 34-year-old aviator from Leroy, Sask., was licensed to aviator the chopper, and had landed successful an amerciable location. His sanction was not released.

Police charged him with 1 number of unsafe cognition of an craft connected Aug. 4.

His tribunal day is acceptable for Sept. 7 successful Melfort, Sask.

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