Latest Aircraft Laser Beam Incidents Probed

First a plane was hit, followed by a police helicopter that went to investigate

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012  |  Updated 12:41 PM EDT
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Latest Aircraft Laser Beam Incidents Probed

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Police are investigating two incidents of laser beams pointed at aircraft -- a charter flight coming in for a landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport and a helicopter dispatched to investigate the report.      

They say the crew of Sun Country Airlines Flight 8800 out of Reykjavik, Iceland, reported the cockpit being hit Tuesday evening.     

Newsday reports records show the Boeing 737-800 landed at Kennedy at 8:36 a.m. on a stopover to Minneapolis.      

A police helicopter en route to investigate minutes later also was hit. Two officers and a medical technician on board were treated at a hospital and released.      

It wasn't clear if anyone on the jetliner was hurt.      

The FAA and FBI were notified.      

The reports were the latest in a series of laser-related incidents in the area.     

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