FAA says 4 planes illuminated by lasers over NJ, NYC metro area

The pilots of four flights over the New York City metropolitan area say lasers were shone at their planes overnight.

FAA says 4 planes illuminated by lasers over

FAA says 4 planes illuminated by lasers over NJ, NYC metro area

EDISON - The pilots of four flights over the New York City metropolitan area say lasers were shone at their planes overnight.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the laser strikes happened between 9:25 p.m. Tuesday and 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.

The FAA says one plane was struck by a laser about 20 miles south of Newark Liberty International Airport.

Two other planes were near Warwick, New York, when they were hit. The fourth was 20 miles southwest of LaGuardia Airport.

No injuries were reported.

Lasers can distract or temporarily blind pilots. Pointing one at a plane is a federal crime.

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