Chino Airport (Booth No. 1029) in San Bernardino County, Calif., has learned some valuable lessons from its neighbors to the west. The mounting tensions between local residents and airports such as Santa Monica, John Wayne and Burbank, have highlighted the need for improved community relations and prompted Chino Airport authorities to look beyond their own borders in planning the airport’s expansion.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air A100, Chino, Calif., Nov. 6, 2007–The crash of King Air N30GC, registered to RHB-JMJ of Chino, killed the two crewmembers, the only occupants. The twin turboprop was taking off from Chino Airport, where the visibility was a quarter mile in fog, and hit trees about three-quarters of a mile from the departure end of Runway 26R.