Belfast City residents’ concerns raised by CAA safety report
Best Belfast City Airport have been heightened by a Civil Aviation Authority safety
ago in which a man was hit by a roof tile and damage caused to two houses, after
tiles were blown off the roofs.
caused by an aircraft which flew over his house as the incident occurred.
damage, and that the plane had been flying at the correct height at the time,
according to data provided by the airport.
off by a plane," she said, "nor does it advance any alternative theory as to the
cause of this incident.
of considerable concern, because it suggests similar incidents could easily happen
in the Parkgate area again.
area which is very close to the runway, and we remain sceptical about the level
of risk to which residents in that area are being subjected as planes come in
of the Airport Forum, indicates that aircraft are flying at less than 300 feet
above the ground when they come over that area – it’s not surprising that many
people there are anxious that an even worse incident could happen."
meeting of Belfast City Council’s Town Planning Committee, to which all councillors
were invited, to oppose plans which would allow the airport to significantly increase
its operations [last night – Tuesday, 3rd August].
in areas affected by aircraft noise, mostly in east and south Belfast. The survey
affected their sleep
when a plane flew over because they couldn’t be heard
weren’t getting enough sleep because of aircraft noise.
aircraft noise frightening.
listened most attentively and with great interest," she said.
prior to the decision he intends to make on his proposal to remove the airport’s
seats for sale or passenger limit – so the Council’s view is really crucial on
ensures that the airport operates a mix of small, medium and larger aircraft –
if that limit was taken away, there would be nothing to stop every plane being
one of the larger ones."
which is to be the subject of a public inquiry.
the forthcoming public inquiry," explained Dr Fawcett.
actually affects almost 38,000 residents within the Council’s area.
it can to ensure that aircraft noise doesn’t get any worse."
groups across affected areas within east and south Belfast, and north Down. For
more information on the campaign, visit:
Residents take Belfast City Airport campaign to City Hall
the City airport to the City Hall. A delegation from the umbrella residents’ group,
Belfast City Airport Watch, urged a specially-convened meeting of the Town Planning
Committee, to which all councillors were invited, to oppose plans which would
allow the airport to significantly increase its operations. A large number of
councillors attended and listened attentively and with interest.
politicians speaking at a public meeting on 30th June on aircraft noise and safety,
organised by Belfast City Airport Watch. The meeting is being held in response
to rising concern among local people, following two recent incidents in which
roof tiles were dislodged from houses, apparently by aircraft, in the Parkgate
area. People want answers from local politicians. (Belfast City Airport Watch)
in which, it appears, low-flying aircraft dislodged roof tiles in east Belfast.
The CAA is to investigate the most recent incident which happened at Parkgate
Drive at approximately 10pm on Tuesday, 8th June. The CAA says it will specifically
examine whether or not the aircraft in question was flying too low. The residents
think they were, but the airport denies this.
being dislodged by vortices from over-flying planes, at Belfast City Airport.
Around 20 tiles were dislodged, though luckily none fell. The resident of the
house was extremely upset. Belfast City Airport Watch are calling for an independent
inquiry into aircraft safety, as there was another potentially dangerous episode
last September. The wake vortex problem is widely recognised.
has said he’s likely to lift the official limit on passenger numbers at George
Best Belfast City Airport. Belfast City Airport Watch, which represents residents
in east and south Belfast, and in north Down, says that any such move would have
grave implications for the tens of thousands of local people affected by aircraft
noise – and cause a nightmare situation for thousands.