Reporting Laser Strikes

By Tonka Dobreva 09.24.2015 interact

As you heard on the show today, latest reports have shown that laser strikes have increased 10 times since 2006. Laser strikes are a dangerous prank that involves pointing high-powered green lasers at planes during takeoff or landing.

In 2012, a law was passed that made lasing aircraft punishable by up to five years in prison and heavy fines. You can learn more about the dangers of laser strikes in the FBI video below.

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Laser strikes are dangerous and can put at risk the lives of pilots and passengers. If you know of or witness any laser prank activity aimed at planes, you should report it by:

  • Sending an e-mail to laserreports@faa.gov and include your name and contact information, the date and time you witnessed the incident and the location and description of the incident
  • Contacting your local FBI office
  • Calling 911

comments

  1. Grace Craver

    I think it’s horrible that people think that it’s funny. Don’t they realize that people on the plane can be killed because of a plane crash.

  2. Isaiah Sink

    I think this is just madness. Why would anyone laser a pilot in midflight? it could permanatly blind them and could cause them to even die.

  3. Isaiah Sink

    I think this is just madness. Why would anyone laser a pilot in midflight? it could permanatly blind them and could cause them to even die.

  4. pizzagirl

    I think whoever is doing it should just STOP its ridiculous plus there is no funny purpose. LIke why would you want to point a laser at a pilot then the plane starts going down and crushes you. Really so STOP LASER PEOPLE!

    • Grace Craver

      THANK YOU!!!!

  5. eli hopf

    I think people should be smarter and the FBI shouldn’t need to get involved in this, surely they have better things to do besides catch people pointing lasers at planes. Like improving our horrible justice system for the benefit of everybody, especially youths, and the practices used with youths in court

  6. jordan

    i think they should buy jeeps and enjoy life then lift the jeep the wrangler

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