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U.S. Federal officials investigating laser incidents
Last updated: 12 December 2017

published: 03 JAN 2005
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The FBI, FAA and TSA are investigating several incidents of lasers shining into the cockpits of airplanes on approach to U.S. airports in the last week. Pilots of six commercial airliners, a police helicopter and a Cessna Citation described seeing beams of green light in the cockpit that originated on the ground. The FAA said lasers in the cockpit can startle, distract, disorient or temporarily blind pilots, and could potentially cause an accident. (AVweb, AP)