Virgin Atlantic Plane Returns to Heathrow Airport after Laser Strike

Thursday, February 18, 2016
By George Hatcher

Virgin Atlantic flight VS-25 had to return and make an emergency landing at Heathrow Airport in London, United Kingdom, on February 14. The Airbus A340-600 took off for John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, but had to return shortly afterwards after the first officer became sick due to a laser strike. The plane... »

Laser Pointer Forces Emergency Landing

Thursday, October 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

Two miles off shore of Waikiki, a US Coast Guard MH65 Dolphin was hit by a laser pointer. The pilot had to make an emergency landing at Barbers Point Air Station in Hawaii. A flight mechanic and rescue swimmer were aboard the helicopter when it had to divert back to the base. The crew... »

Lasered Jet Blue Pilot Hospitalized

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Lasered Jet Blue Pilot Hospitalized

What: Jet Blue en route from Syracuse to NYC, Kennedy Airport Where: Long Island When: July 15, 2012 Who: pilot Why: The flight was on approach to Kennedy when a laser struck the first officer in the eye. The jet made a safe landing, but the pilot suffered an eye injury. The green laser... »

Laser Blinds Avianova Pilot

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Avianova Airbus A320 en route to Rostov Where: Kuban region, Russia When: June 3, 2011 Why: Pilots were approaching Rostov airport at (altitude) 300-400 meters when a green laser blinded one of the members of the flight crew. The pilots managed to make a safe landing, then reported the laser situation. Download article... »

Boeing 737 Hit by Kids Green Laser Pointer

Thursday, February 17, 2011
By George Hatcher
Boeing 737 Hit by Kids Green Laser Pointer

A Boeing 737 jet on final approach to LAX at 7:05 p.m. reported a green laser. The location was tracked down, and a 14-year-old boy was arrested after pointed a powerful laser from his backyard. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Download article as PDF »

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