Saturday, May 30, 2015

Drone fires lasers at 4 aircraft in 30 minute span at JFK Airport & LaGuardia

From Right Is:
Reuters/Tim Wimborne The Federal Aviation Administration says that four commercial airplanes were struck by a green laser while in the sky on Thursday evening outside New York City. 
No injuries were reported, the FAA said, but federal officials consider illuminating an aircraft to be a serious crime punishable by up to five years in prison and a hefty $250,000 fine.  
The four planes—American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2631—were each around 8,000 feet off the ground on Thursday evening when they were hit while traveling over Long Island. 
The incidents all occurred between 9:30pm and 10:00pm, and at least two of the planes were leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to the Associated Press. 
A local CBS News affiliate obtained audio from an exchange between air traffic controllers and one of the pilots affected: />“Looks like some lasers coming outside now,” the pilot said, adding later that “it is lighting up the inside of the windshield.” 
A provision tacked on to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 makes it illegal to aim a laser pointer at an aircraft.


Anonymous said...

Time to get rid of drones on cities, towns, etc.

These are just tests. Worse to come.

Pastorius said...

Drones are a solution for us if Obama were able to establish a permanent Left-Jihadist aristocracy in our nation.

don't be so fast to advocate for getting rid of drones.

Anonymous said...

The number of accidents or near accidents is quite high considering we are barely beginning to use the drones. One thing is having them in the hands of the US military and highly trained personnel. Another one is having any nut flying them around.

They may be cute and funny looking while you are sitting at an outdoor wedding watching the think taking movies and pictures. A different one is being sitted on a flying bus, looking outside the window and seeing one of those things as you are landing. Not safe.