Flushing resident George T. Donahue says “Stop the plane noise”

Dear Editor:

I am retired, 80 years old and trying to recover from multiple mini-strokes, two major strokes, and bleeding on the brain. The doctor told my wife that I was going to die, but here I am!

The airplane noise has impacted my life and recovery, which is very slow. The airplanes departing LaGuardia Airport start at 6 a.m. and wake me. They are loud and mostly low. Most of the time, they fly right through the morning and afternoon into the evening.

I sit on my front patio, but there is no peace and quiet. I cannot listen to the ballgame on my radio or have a conversation with my wife or anyone else. If the phone rings, I cannot hear what is being said and I cannot jump up and go inside my house because of my disability.

The noise has an adverse effect on my cardiovascular system and my hearing. Something must be done to solve the airplane noise! Elected officials, please help to lower the noise level or eliminate it altogether.

Force the FAA to have a different flight path, maybe over the water like it used to be.


George T. Donahue


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