Nassau residents: Plane noise from JFK is a headache

NEW HYDE PARK - Dozens of fed-up Nassau residents turned out for a public hearing tonight with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials to complain about noise pollution from low-flying planes. Nassau residents say they've lost sleep from the loud rumbling of departures and arrivals at nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport. Many say they're angry about planes flying too low, too often and too noisily over their neighborhoods. Some residents say the problem has worsened since last October, when the FAA changed flight patterns to direct flights over Long Island instead of New Jersey. The FAA declined to comment to News 12 Long Island and officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey did not attend the meeting. Some residents vowed to reach out to their local congressmen for help on the matter.

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