FAA Probing Lasers Pointed at Newark-Bound Planes

Friday, Dec 3, 2010  |  Updated 6:01 PM EDT
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FAA Probing Lasers Pointed at Newark-Bound Planes

Josh Keppel

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Federal and state officials are investigating reports of lasers being pointed at planes landing at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has received nearly a dozen reports from pilots this week. All have involved planes landing at the airport from the north.

FAA spokesman Jim Peters says there were six incidents on Wednesday and several more earlier in the week. The pilots reported seeing green laser lights in their cockpits while on final approach.

It's a violation of federal law to shine a laser at an aircraft. In 2006, a Parsippany man received two years' probation after admitting to shining a laser at a plane approaching Teterboro Airport.
 

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