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Helicopter makes surprise landing in Biloxi

Some say they were surprised at the private helicopter landing behind Hancock Fabrics. (Photo source: WLOX) Some say they were surprised at the private helicopter landing behind Hancock Fabrics. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A helicopter landing in a Biloxi parking lot took many people by surprise on Wednesday. 

Around noon, a private helicopter landed behind the Hancock Fabrics building on Eisenhower Dr. in Biloxi.

The aircraft was carrying a business owner interested in leasing one of two available lots on the property. Michael Sawyer with Sawyer Realty says the firm that owns the property wanted to survey the land from the air, rather than the ground, and it made more sense to land the helicopter in the parking lot instead of the airport.

Several people working at nearby businesses witnessed the landing, and were caught off-guard.

"We were surprised," said Chris Cook, who works at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts. "We've never seen anything like that."

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