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FAA chief: Gyrocopter 'indistinguishable' from birds, kite

A small gyrocopter that flew through miles of the nation's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol was "indistinguishable" on radar from non-aircraft such as a flock of birds, a kite or a balloon, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

Tags: FAA , gyrocopter , Congress , national security

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 08:20pm EDT

Friend feared Capitol gyrocopter pilot would get shot down

A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is ``a patriot'' who first came up with the idea about a year ago, a friend said.

Tags: Congress , gyrocopter , Doug Hughes

Thursday - 04/16/2015, 08:13am EDT

Federal buildings after superstorm Sandy

Tags: Sandy , USPS , FTC , EPA , IRS , Washington monument ,

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 02:37pm EDT

Pilot error blamed in incident that scrambles fighter jets

The pilot of the Piedmont Airlines flight that lost contact with air traffic controllers turned his radio to the wrong frequency.

Tags: NORAD , FAA , Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport , Hilton Head , Max Smith , Colleen Kelleher

Saturday - 01/01/2011, 04:07pm EST

D.C. gets representation -- in Statuary Hall

The House Wednesday night passed a bill that allows the nation's capital and U.S. territories to erect one statue in the hall.

Tags: Statuary Hall , Frederick Douglass , Pierre L'Enfant , Nathan Hager

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 08:33am EST

Costs rise as Capitol crumbles

Is the U.S. Capitol falling apart.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 02:24pm EDT

Byrd motorcade impacting traffic

The motorcade bringing Sen. Robert Byrd's casket back to the U.S. Capitol is traveling to D.C.

Tags: Robert Byrd , Arlington

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 10:17am EDT