Arlington, VA

A small World War II-era biplane flipped over while landing at Reagan National Airport this morning, closing the main runway. The crash was captured on video by Dan Webb and posted to YouTube by Jon Ostrower of the website FlightBlogger.

The plane was one of eight Stearman 75 biplanes that were scheduled to land at Reagan National just after 10:00 this morning as part of a promotional event for the new IMAX documentary ‘Legends of Flight.’

On board the aircraft were the pilot and Washington Post reporter Ashley Halsey III, the paper reported. Neither were injured.

Update at 12:50 p.m. — The Post has video from inside the plane as it crashed.

Commercial aircraft are taking off from an alternate runway while an investigation is being conducted.


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