Laser Pointing Incidents Continue in U.S.

AINsafety » August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014, 11:00 AM

Three aircraft approaching Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah on August 17 became targets of ground-based laser pointers. The attacks occurred between 8 and 8:30 p.m. as the aircraft approached a point six miles south of the airport. No injuries were reported and all three aircraft landed without incident. The FAA says that to date 35 pilots have required medical attention after their aircraft were struck by laser pointer beams. In a June 3 announcement, the FBI said it will offer up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone who intentionally points a laser at an aircraft. The reward is available for 90 days in all 56 FBI fieldoffices.

 

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