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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Following two private plane crashes in her city in eight days, Buena Park's mayor said Monday she would like to see Fullerton Airport closed. Mayor Rhonda J. McCune said that if that cannot be done, she would at least like to see takeoffs and landings over her city banned at the 65-year-old general aviation airport, which handles propeller-driven private planes and is owned by the city of Fullerton. It is a plea, McCune said, that has been made repeatedly to no avail after previous crashes.
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February 14, 1989 | JEFF MITCHELL, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's John Wayne Airport closed down Monday night after new runway lights failed, sending incoming flights to Ontario and Los Angeles International airports and canceling outgoing flights. Hundreds of passengers were stranded, and hundreds more were bused back to John Wayne from other airports after the runway lights went out at 6:45 p.m., reportedly because of rain.
NEWS
August 4, 1989 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
A pilot's dream: I' m flying around up in beautiful, clear weather and the sun is shining on the ocean, and I can see for miles, but now it's time to set it down somewhere, and I start looking for a place. And there, right near the ocean, I see this tiny little strip, with lots of small planes, really terrific ones, parked next to it. I don't need clearance, either -- nobody on the radio telling me what to do.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Aviation Administration, attempting to reduce near collisions on the nation's runways, announced Monday that John Wayne and 24 other medium-size airports have been chosen for installation of a new ground radar system. The announcement by FAA Administrator Jane Garvey came at the opening of a three-day national meeting on improving runway safety.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Both McDonald's franchises at John Wayne Airport in Orange County are inside the so-called "secure" or "sterile" zones where, under Persian Gulf War security rules, non-passengers are no longer allowed to go. But beginning last week, in a fast adjustment, the non-passengers--including parking attendants and other airport employees no longer permitted beyond the checkpoints--could order hamburgers, french fries and other items on a special hot line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has rejected a $25-million lawsuit alleging that the Federal Aviation Administration and air-traffic controllers at John Wayne Airport were to blame for a December 1993 plane crash that killed five people, including the two top executives of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant chain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
The city is moving to annex the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in an effort to prevent it from being turned into a commercial airport. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to file an annexation request with the military and perform other legal work. By having the base within the city limits, Irvine would be in a stronger position to fight off proposals to turn the base into an airport, City Councilman William A. (Art) Bloomer said.
NEWS
December 13, 1996 | RENE LYNCH and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Opponents of a proposed airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station vowed Thursday to file legal action to block the project, but airport supporters and even environmental law attorneys said chances are slim a lawsuit could kill the project outright.
NEWS
February 25, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
Justice finally landed at John Wayne Airport a week ago last Thursday, after circling for almost a decade. About 100 feet from the statue of Wayne, which fronts the present terminal building, a plaque was dedicated to Eddie Martin. The current terminal will be enlarged, refurbished and used for general aviation when the commercial flights move to the new terminal now under construction. And the general aviation building will thereafter be known as the Eddie Martin Terminal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1992 | LYNDA NATALI
The City Council has approved a county plan to build new airport administrative offices on the site of an abandoned restaurant near John Wayne Airport. In a 5-0 decision Monday, the council agreed to allow the county to acquire RW's Crab Hideout, also known as McCormick's Landing, at 3180 Airway Ave. Because the property is located within city limits, council approval was required.
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