Mysterious Military Maneuvers Late at Night to Divert LAX Planes for a Week [Video]

Mysterious Military Maneuvers Late at Night to Divert LAX Planes for a Week [Video]

The military is evidently conducting nighttime secret maneuvers off of the California coast. This is causing LAX to divert flights in the middle of the night and wake up tons of people with the unexpected noise. Why are mysterious military maneuvers being held like this? If they are routine, why isn’t the public allowed to know and why are they in the middle of the night? Usually, I’m all for training, but I have been bothered by these scenarios ever since these squads started scaling buildings and repelling from helicopters in various cities several years ago. It’s unnerving and worrying, to say the least. There should have at least been a public announcement giving citizens a head’s up.


From ABC7:

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Mysterious maneuvers over the pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night, meaning noise for thousands of people in the flight path.

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Instead of landing from the east over Inglewood, planes begin flying from the west and over the ocean to keep noise levels down, but due to secret military operations, the airspace over the pacific is closed to incoming flights for the next week.

“We clearly understand that neighbors and communities east of the airport will experience noise and we apologize for that,” said Nancy Castles, LAX public relations director.

The military is not saying what exactly is causing the change, and LAX claims it is also in the dark. Castles said all they know is planes can’t be flying at low altitudes to our west.

Six years ago, ABC7 cameras captured a military operation in downtown LA. Helicopters were seen swooping between high-rises, close enough that residents were able to see armed soldiers in camouflage outside their window.

Authorities claimed it was part of a training exercise designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments, and to prepare forces for upcoming overseas deployment.

What’s going on this week is a mystery.

“And plus if it’s a military thing it’s a good thing, that means they’re making it safer for us so I wouldn’t let it bother me,” said Steve Devosion of Inglewood. “I’d be more interested in them not doing something about what’s going on than them doing something about what’s going on.”

I may be pro-military and pro-police, but this just doesn’t feel right. It is getting very little media coverage and what you do see is like this piece where you have one guy saying he’s cool with it. Whatever happened to transparency? I understand not revealing things to the enemy and national security, but when you start doing maneuvers in the middle of civilian populations and they impact things like airports, then the public has a right to know. Why the Pacific and why off the coast of California? So many questions here.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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