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As the convening organization with the Shutdown Whiteman Airport Coalition, Pacoima Beautiful is calling on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Shutdown Whiteman Airport and prioritize the public safety of Pacoima residents living under the flightpath. Not many people from our neighborhood own airplanes housed at Whiteman. Not many people from our community work at Whiteman. Not many youths from our community are invited to participate in airport programs. While airplanes continue crashing in the neighborhood. Our health gets worse from breathing emissions from Whiteman airplanes. The airplanes flying at all hours impact the quality of our lives. Los Angeles County is the owner of Whiteman Airport and has the power to decide the airport’s fate.

Join the call to shutdown Whiteman airport, show your support by signing the petition today.

Community calls for the shutdown of Whiteman Airport

The Problem with Whiteman Airport

Join the fight for a safe, sustainable, green and healthy San Fernando Valley. The rate of airplane crashes in our community is alarming. Since 2020, there has been three airplane crashes in our community. Two of which have been fatal. That is why we are demanding that Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prioritize the public safety of Pacoima residents and immediately Shutdown Whiteman airport.

About The Campaign

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Sign the Petition to Shutdown Whiteman Airport

We are calling on the county of Los Angeles to shutdown whiteman. For 75 years Whiteman Airport has been more detrimental than beneficial to our community. There has been far too many crashes in the community. Prioritize the public safety of Pacoima residents, shut it down!

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News & Press

Children call for the shutdown of Whiteman Airport

Lead spews from some Southern California airports; cleaner fuel is coming

Both of Lori Shepler’s 5-year-old twins have had serious health problems throughout their young lives. She keeps a particularly close watch on Ayla, who’s in remission from cancer that cost her a kidney and regularly deals with respiratory issues.

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LA Times Today: After plane crashes and close calls, pressure mounts to close this L.A. airport

Neighbors near the Whiteman Airport in Pacoima are calling for its closure.

They say it’s a threat to public safety, after more than a dozen crashes have been reported at or near the airport over the last decade.

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“Pasan muy cerca de la casa y da miedo”: comunidad de Pacoima pide el cierre del aeropuerto Whiteman

13 accidentes relacionados al aeropuerto Whiteman se han registrado en los últimos 10 años, el más reciente en enero de este año cuando una avioneta se estrelló con las vías del tren cercanas.

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Congressman calls for temporary closure, investigation of Whiteman Airport

Following several recent plane crashes at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Panorama City, called Monday on Los Angeles County and the Federal Aviation Administration to place a 30-day moratorium on flights at the airport and conduct a safety audit.

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After plane crashes and close calls, pressure mounts to close this L.A. airport

The day the plane fell from the sky, Eva Avalos was sipping coffee under her mulberry tree.

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Activists call for closure of Whiteman Airport

LOS ANGELES — Community members in Pacoima are calling for the closure of Whiteman Airport.

They say it’s dangerous for people who live in the area because of recent crashes.

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