Resident Files 6,500 Noise Complaints Against Reagan National
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Residents of the area filed 8,670 noise complaints in 2015, NBC News reported.
But one resident in particular filed 6,500 complaints to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in that time, according to the Washington Post. That’s an average of 18 a day.
Ed Solomon, president of the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition, told NBC News that flights now leave earlier and land later in the day than they had in the past. Some are also flying at lower altitudes.
Solomon told NBC News that the planes are “shaking folks’ homes and impacting the quality of life severely in some neighborhoods."
Officials have not released the name of the resident who made so many complaints, NBC News said.
"The growing demand for personal and business travel during the early morning and late night hours has prompted additional flights during the nighttime hour, which (has) been noticed by nearby communities," the DCA Noise Information Office noted in its 2014 report, according to NBC News.
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