I apologize in advance for not having more specifics and I hope that this situation was such an anomoly that someone has information. Or, this is a common occurance and I've just never noticed before...
So, this morning (3/26) as I was getting ready for work around 0545-0600, I heard a plane flying very low over my apartment. I went to the window and saw what appeared to be a commercial aircraft heading westbound towards the ocean. I assume it was on its downwind for the 7s at LAX. The weird thing is, the aircraft was extremely low (tough to estimate the altitude since it was dark and I have a lot of obstructions in front of my window) and I live in Hermosa Beach. This is the first time I've ever seen/heard a plane that low approach LAX from this area. And this was the only aircraft that made this approach all morning.
Am I being hyper-sensitive or was this aircraft given some sort of priority routing to land immediately and this was the most direct route? Or was there something else going on? Just curious.