FAA probing 2 laser incidents near Newark airport

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

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2015, 1:47 PM

Updated 3,345 days ago

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FAA probing 2 laser incidents near Newark airport
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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