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Watch for Low-Flying Planes Today in D.C. Area

NASA launches air pollution study

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    Planes like this will fly over the D.C. region.

    Don’t be alarmed if you see a large plane flying pretty low to the ground today. It’s most likely just NASA conducting data on air pollution in our area.

    The space agency’s P-3B research plane will be gathering data between 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The plane will fly as low as 1,000 feet above the ground along a route that will take it over major roadway traffic corridors.

    It is part of a NASA mission to improve the capability of satellites to measure air quality from space.

    More than a dozen other flights are planned for our area through July.

    You can check the flight path here: