UPDATE- BREAKING VIDEO: Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn; pilot in custody


Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A small gyrocopter with one occupant has landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, prompting a lock down of the streets nearby.

Capitol Police spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that one person has been detained and the streets near the area are closed.

Capitol Police approached the aircraft shortly after it touched down and took its pilot into custody.

The pilot’s identity and motive were not immediately clear.


Pilot Doug Hughes streamed his flight live here, we’re still waiting for a video to surface of it.

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