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Concern continues over MCAS flight paths

Posted at 5:43 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 21:49:54-04

The battle over MCAS flight paths continues. For years, residents have expressed concerns about noise, pollution and potential crashes.

Earlier this month, councilwoman Barbara Bry wrote a letter to MCAS asking pilots ot adhere to flight corridors that avoid direct traffic over University City.

Neighbors in the area are still coping from the 2008 crash that killed four people when a jet went spiraling into two homes.

"We’ve already had one accident in UC years ago," said Don Hoetz. "Right below that flight path and we just don’t want to see that happen again."

MCAS released a statement to 10news, saying in part;

"All aircraft routes, including departures over University City, depend on a myriad of
factors including weather, other air traffic, and the flight characteristics of the aircraft. In all cases, aircraft use navigable airspace in a manner authorized by the FAA."

Colonel Charles Dockery responded to councilwoman Bry's letter Thursday morning. He reiterated that all of the flights they use are approved by the FAA and said they must prioritize safety over noise.