FAA probing 2 laser incidents near Newark airport

Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.

FAA probing 2 laser incidents near Newark airport

FAA probing 2 laser incidents near Newark airport (4/1/15)

NEWARK - Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration says two flights reported lasers were shone at them Saturday night.

An ExpressJet flight and a Shuttle America flight landing around 9 p.m. said they noticed the red lasers about 20 miles southwest of the airport. No injuries were reported.

Lasers can temporarily blind a pilot and are considered a problem at airports around the country. Last year the FBI offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Newark had 28 reported incidents last year but only three this year through February.

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