El Toro Aircraft Noise Report Released

Commercial aircraft flying over south Orange County last month on their way to and from El Toro Marine base blasted some areas with noise and went almost unheard in others, according to a county report on the flights released Monday.

Much of the information duplicates sound levels recorded by observers and airport foes during a demonstration of large jets that would use a new international airport at El Toro. Commercial aircraft flew in and out of El Toro 50 times during the June 4 and 5 flights.

However, the county's noise reading was significantly lower for the loudest aircraft, a Boeing 747 descending over Laguna Woods for landings.

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