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Municipal leaders call for suspension of midnight flights at Atsugi

Tokyo Shimbun reported that the mayors of Yamato and Ayase Cities, Kanagawa Prefecture, visited NAF Atsugi on Tuesday and urged the base commander not to fly aircraft late at night because noise pollution around the installation has become extremely severe since Saturday. Hundreds of complaints about the noise have been reportedly filed with the local governments. The commander reportedly stressed the importance of carrying out flight training late at night at this juncture.   

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