Man Who Landed Gyrocopter Outside U.S. Capitol to Plead Guilty

The man who flew a gyrocopter through restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol will plead guilty to a felony in connection to the incident, the Associated Press reported.

Douglas Hughes is expected to plead guilty to operating a gyrocopter without a license on Nov. 20 in a Washington federal court, his lawyer Mark Goldstone said in an email on Thursday.

Hughes was arrested April 15 after flying the aircraft from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Washington.

He said his flight was intended to call attention to the influence of big money in politics.

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