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Landowner sues Bozeman airport over flight paths

By The Associated Press
Published On: Dec 06 2012 02:50:56 PM MST
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BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A Belgrade woman is suing the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport arguing a change in flight patterns in the summer of 2009 resulted in low-flying aircraft disturbing her and her dairy cows.
    
Carol Gerovac filed the lawsuit last month in District Court in Bozeman arguing the change resulted in an illegal taking of her property.
    
The lawsuit says Gerovac offered to sell the property for just over $5 million after the flight paths changed, while also notifying the board of her legal claims.
    
The suit says the authority considered purchasing Gerovac's property based on a later $2.1 million appraisal, but then backed out.
    
Gerovac's lawsuit seeks monetary damages and an order to re-route the flights.