EPA was doing a bit of monitoring.
The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed a low flying plane spotted Tuesday by several CBS 6 viewers in Richmond and Henrico is one of their ASPECT (Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology) planes.
The plane is used to assist local, national and international agencies monitor for hazardous substances and radiological incidents during major events.
In this case, an EPA spokesperson said ASPECT was deployed to the east coast Mid-Atlantic region in preparation for the UCI Bike Race and the upcoming Papal visit to DC.
The EPA spokesperson said ASPECT is a valuable tool in preparing for and responding to potential releases of hazardous substances.
The low flying plane was spotted throughout the area and left many people scratching their heads but at least now we why we were being buzzed.
Image: Airborne ASPECT