laser shone into aeroplane cockpit

(Last Updated On: September 9, 2015)

Police in Brixham took to social media after a green laser light was shone into the cockpit of an aeroplane in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson posted on Brixham police’s Facebook page:
“At 0035hrs on Wednesday 9th September, at an area around Berryhead, Brixham a person shone a green steady laser light into the cockpit of a Thompson Boeing 737 travelling from Tenerife to Doncaster.

“This is an unlawful act, contrary to Civil Aviation Act 1982

“It is an offence to Direct or Shine a Light at an Aircraft in Flight, so as to Dazzle or Distract the Pilot”

Reference number CR/063015/15 refers


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