Posts Tagged ‘helicopter’

Photo: A Brief History of Flight

Adams Morgan, January 9

Today in D.C. History: Stolen Helicopter Lands on White House Lawn

On Feb. 17, 1974, U.S. Army Private Robert K. Preston stole an Army helicopter and flew to the White House, landing on the South Lawn. Preston, angry that he had been passed over as an Army helicopter pilot, staged the landing to demonstrate his skill as a pilot. Preston stole the helicopter at 2 a.m. [...]