Vintage plane accident closes main runway at DC’s Reagan National AirportBy AP
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Vintage plane accident closes DC airport runway
ARLINGTON, Va. — The main runway at Reagan National Airport is closed after a vintage aircraft flipped when it landed.
Film producer Pietro Serapiglia says the aircraft was part of a group of vintage biplanes flying in Tuesday morning to promote the opening of 3-D film “Legends of Flight.” Serapiglia says the plane landed, but then it flipped over.
Sybrina Lambeth of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says no injuries were reported and no commercial planes were involved. She says planes are still taking off from other runways.
The Washington Post reports that the newspaper’s transportation writer Ashley Halsey III was the passenger in the vintage Stearman aircraft and neither Halsey nor the pilot were injured.
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