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Laser light hits cockpit of aircraft on approach to Charlottetown

Published on July 17, 2017

Illustration of distant green laser aimed at target.

©THE GUARDIAN/Illustration

On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 11 p.m., Queens District RCMP received a complaint that an inbound commercial aircraft was affected by a green laser as it flew over the Brackley Beach area.

The laser light shone into the cockpit for approximately 5-10 seconds, says a note issued today by the RCMP. The pilot was able to land the plane without incident.
“RCMP remind the general public that shining any laser at an aircraft is a serious Federal offence where offenders could be charged under the Aeronautics Act and face up to $100,000 in fines and/or five years in prison,” says the police force.

To give a tip directly to a police officer relating to this particular crime, call Queens District RCMP at 902-368-9300.

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