A plane takes off from Lindbergh Field shortly before the 11:30 p.m. curfew. Megan Wood, inewsource.

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Residents who live under the departing flight path from San Diego’s Lindbergh Field are probably used to the constant roar of planes over their homes. But those flights are supposed to stop from 11:30 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.

However, an inewsource analysis of airport authority data found that curfew has been broken 217 times since 2010. And those violations frequently go unpenalized. Only 54 percent of violations resulted in fines. The airlines guilty of breaking curfew the most — JetBlue Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — paid fines for less than half of their violations.

“Look at those numbers! Half the time they break the curfew, nothing happens,” one Loma Portal resident said. “It’s just not fair.”

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