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Gyrocopter pilot pleads not guilty in US Capitol landing

Capitol Hill police officers and other officials lift a gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn, on to a trailer, on April 15, 2015, in Washington, DCA US postal worker who sparked a Washington security alert when he landed his gyrocopter on the Capitol lawn pleaded not guilty to all six counts Thursday and vowed not to pull a similar stunt again. Charges include flying without a license and operating an unregistered aircraft after Douglas Hughes, 61, landed his mini helicopter on the grounds of the US Capitol, the seat of Congress in the heart of Washington. “Mr Hughes pleaded not guilty to all six charges in the indictment,” a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, William Miller, said in a statement.

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