Hazardous airports in populated areas

airplane debris
Debris dropped in a populated area from a United Airlines plane February 20, 2021.

Today a United Airlines plane dropped several pieces of debris in the populous are of Broomfield, Colorado. It could easily have killed or injured someone or a pet, or done serious damage.

Airliners and in fact all aircraft, including military craft, should be routed away from populated areas. If airports have to be moved to do that, then move them. It is unreasonable for all of us to be subjected to the threats posed by air traffic, and to the noise and pollution they create.

We have a small private airport in our town and one end of the runway is only about 300 feet from the high school. That makes no sense.

Parents always seen ready to do battle for real or imagined threats to their children. Does it take a genius to see the unnecessary threats posed by aircraft?

C’mon, folks, let’s start trying to shape things up in this country.

charles e. henderson, ph.d.