My previous post Laser Pointers and Aircraft Don’t Mix! has easily become my most “re-pinned” post from my @travelblawg Pinterest page. Every bit helps in spreading the word about how REALLY dangerous they can be to putting the crew and passengers of planes and helicopters at risk.
I continue to see news reports about incidents (a lot!) and press releases about the dangers of pointing a laser at aircraft. But this news report out of Palm Beach regarding a green laser pointed at a JetBlue plane while landing Monday night at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) seems to have a twist. And it’s a twist I’m still not quite sold on.
Watch the article’s video here.
- Was this guy “just out back playing with his dog” when the laser light “must have gone over the fence” and into the JetBlue pilots’ eyes?
- Is there some underlying guilt or remorse at play here? Fearing being identified, would someone proactively come forward to claim accidental or incidental results with a
- Maybe his dog-and-laser show has nothing to do with the Monday night incident?
I’m curious what your thoughts are?
Ever encountered such illegal use of a laser pointer yourself?
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