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Biplane flies low over apartment complex on W. Baltimore Street

July 31, 2013
  • A biplane circled low and banked over a Hagerstown Housing Authority apartment complex at 55 W. Baltimore St. at around noon Wednesday.
Kevin G. Gilbert / Staff Photographer

A biplane circled low and banked over a Hagerstown Housing Authority apartment complex at 55 W. Baltimore St. at around noon Wednesday.

The biplane did not take off from Hagerstown Regional Airport and, as of about 2:10 p.m., did not land there, according to David Pence, air-traffic manager for Midwest ATC at the airport’s control tower.

The plane could have taken off from a private airstrip or one of the public airports in the Tri-State area, Pence said.

The aircraft was flying low enough over the C. Williams Brooks building that markings such as its trim colors could be seen with the naked eye.

Federal Aviation Administration regulations prohibit planes from flying below 500 feet over populated areas, Pence said.

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