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Capitol Hill Gyrocopter Pilot Indicted

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Douglas Hughes, the Florida letter carrier who violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill last month, could face 9½ years in prison after he was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury. The 61-year-old Hughes of Ruskin, Florida, was charged in Washington, D.C., with flying without proper certification and violating aircraft registration requirements, both of them felonies, and misdemeanor counts of violating national defense airspace and operating a vehicle falsely labeled as a postal carrier. His next court appearance was scheduled for May 21 in U.S. District Court. In addition to the possible prison term, the government wants to keep Hughes' gyrocopter, which he flew from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Washington on April 15 and landed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/467f93d3/sc/7/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cus0Enews0Cd0Ec0Egyrocopter0Epilot0Edouglas0Ehughes0Eindicted0Efederal0Egrand0Ejury0En362196/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com