The South African Civil Aviation Authority reported last week that the incidence of laser pointers being aimed at aircraft in that country’s airspace is on the rise, mostly during takeoff and landing. Last year 175 incidents were recorded. So far this year there have been 170, indicating a higher total for 2012. The United States is also experiencing a growing laser-pointer problem.
Laser Incident Numbers Rising in South Africa
- August 6, 2012, 4:00 PM