Afton man faces charges for using yard as airfield

A man is facing charges for using his yard as an airfield in Afton, Minnesota.

According to prosecutors, the 57-year-old man was using property along Indian Trail in the city to land his own planes on his property while allowing others to land planes.

Investigators say the man even incorporated his property as an airfield with the Minnesota Secretary of State. However, prosecutors say the airfield violates city ordinances. The sheriff's office says it received multiple complaints about the planes, including videos showing the planes landing.

Google Maps images shows what appears to be a landing strip dividing two strips west of the property.

The man is charged with operating an airstrip illegally and five counts of illegal takeoffs and landings in the city. All the charges are misdemeanors.