Main | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One-Man Helicopter Lands On US Capitol Lawn, Feds Order Security Lockdown

ABC News reports:
A small helicopter landed on the Capitol's West Front this afternoon in Washington, D.C. and the man piloting the small aircraft has been arrested, authorities said. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 61-year-old mailman in Florida threatened to drive his gyrocopter through protected airspace to deliver the mail. The Ruksin native, Dough Hughes, has contemplated the plan for more than two years, according to the newspaper. “No sane person would do what I’m doing,” he reportedly said. ABC has not yet confirmed the Times’ report or that the pilot is the same person.
Click over to the Tampa Bay Times the read about this guy's strange quest. He's very lucky he wasn't blown out of the sky. Also, why wasn't he blown out of the sky?

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