Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Authorities: Laser Aimed Into Cockpit Of Landing Airplane

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A laser was pointed at a plane upon its approach to Gerald R. Ford International Airport, prompting an investigation.

Airport police and Kent County Sheriff's Department officers responded to the airport just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday upon reports a laser was flashed into the cockpit of a cargo jet, according to airport spokeswoman Tara Hernandez.

The pilot did not change the plane's landing pattern, she said. It touched down safely.

Officials believe the laser beam originated about eight miles southwest of the airport.

Police are investigating, and the FBI has been notified about the incident.

Source:  http://www.wzzm13.com

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