FAA plans to send more planes over Fairfield County

The Federal Aviation Authority officially proposed new flight plans for the metro New York area Wednesday that will increase air traffic over Fairfield County.

FAA officials released plans Wednesday that would revise how planes travel in and out of LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. Instead of flying through Westchester County, New York, the flight path would move 25 miles east to Fairfield County.

Fairfield could host about 40 to 60 more planes than it does now, according to the proposal. Planes would enter the county at 8,000 feet and descend to 3,000 feet as they leave, the FAA said.

Many New Canaan residents gathered at City Hall to fight the proposed changes.

First Selectman Judy Neville is against the changes. "You don't move to New Canaan, Connecticut, to be in a flight corridor," she said.

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