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New fighter jet concerns University City residents

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-05 15:20:02-04

UNIVERSITY CITY, Calif. (KGTV)--Residents of University City want to meet with the military and Federal Aviation Administration staff to discuss Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's plans to introduce a controversial new jet to its fleet of aircraft. 

The stealth jet F-35C is noisier than most, some say, and brings with it safety issues. 

In 2008, four people lost their lives when an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed into a University City home, killing Youngmi Yoon, 36; Yoon's daughters Grace, 15 months, and Rachel, two months; and Yoon's mother Suk Im Kim, 60.  

10News reporter Jeff Lasky will bring you the neighborhood's concerns tonight at 5:30 p.m. 

Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy