- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - The city of West Point is clearing trees to allow lower-altitude landings on the runway at McCharen Field airport.

City Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones tells The Daily Times Leader (https://bit.ly/1BpVqA1 ) the airport under a Federal Aviation Administration restriction due to the height of trees at each end of the runway.

Jones says once the trees are cleared at the north and south ends of the runway, aircraft can make precision approaches a lower altitude and the FAA will reinstate the airport’s ability to take in those planes.

Jones says precision equipment would allow aircraft that use the airport to land at less than 1,000 feet as long as there were no obstructions.



Information from: The Daily Times Leader, https://www.dailytimes leader.com

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