Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Follow Up: Man Lands Copter At Capitol

More has come out on the landing of a small helicopter, called a gyrocopter, near the Capitol this afternoon, which I added as an update to my links post earlier today.  From the New York Post:
A Florida mailman delivered a bizarre message to DC lawmakers by landing his tiny gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, prompting a temporary lockdown, according to reports.
The looney aviator – who was promptly arrested by Capitol Police – was not immediately identified by authorities. But the Tampa Bay Times said it was Dough Hughes, 61, a Ruskin native who had been planning a protest flight that would violate the highly protected airspace.
The Post also includes the following video, made by a witness and shown by the Associated Press.

Read the full story.

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