Loma Ridge is directly in the path of the planned north takeoffs.
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) objects to takeoffs into mountainous terrain:
"Loma Ridge, which is located
directly north of the airport, rises to over 1,000 feet above airport elevation...
We know of no other airport in the country where such a significant terrain
mass is overflown within three (3) miles of takeoff by commercial aircraft."
- Air Line Pilots Association letter of July 2, 1998
85 people died when a jet hit Loma Ridge in the worst
airplane accident in County history.
|View of the runways and mountains||Loma Ridge - Crash site upper right||Loma Ridge|