LASER Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
By George Hatcher
LASER Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

LASER Airlines flight QL-941 had to return and make an emergency landing in Maracaibo, Venezuela, on April 23rd. The plane took off for Caracas, Venezuela, but had to turn back after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed. Download article... »

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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