Helicopter Stuns Drivers Near Casino

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 4:47 pm
By: News On 6

The construction company, FlintCo, brought in a Chinook helicopter to lift equipment to the rooftop of the new Creek Nation Casino in Tulsa.  FlintCo says a crane just wasn't enough for the job, so they brought in the workhorse of the U.S. Army. 

The enormous size of the helicopter stunned drivers and stopped bikers in their tracks along south Riverside Drive on Saturday.

"This is interesting. This is something we don't do every day. Usually you use a crane, but for this situation you had to use a helicopter," said FlintCo's Mark Totten.

FlintCo says Saturday's operation took months of planning to make sure everyone stayed safe.

The new casino should open up by fall.