Smoke and Mirrors?

As incredible
as our initial
seemed, the phenomena of laser light being directed
into the eyes of commercial pilots continues with
two new and alarming reports.

FBI Probes Laser Beam Directed at Cockpit

Authorities are investigating a mysterious laser beam that was directed
into the cockpit of a commercial jet traveling at more than 8,500

The beam appeared Monday when the plane was about 15 miles from Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport, the FBI said.

"It was in there for several seconds like (the plane) was being tracked," FBI
agent Robert Hawk said.

The pilot was able to land the plane, and air traffic controllers used radar
to determine the laser came from a residential area in suburban Warrensville

from the Associated Press

And then this….

Green Lights at Airport
Lasers Cause Problems For Pilots

Federal officials are investigating reports from two pilots who say bright lights
were aimed from the ground into their cockpits as they headed into the Colorado
Springs Airport.

Both planes landed without problems on Monday night.

Federal officials issued a warning this month that terrorists might try to down
aircraft by shining powerful lasers into cockpits to blind pilots during landing

The pilots heading into Colorado Springs about 8-30 p-m Monday reported a bright,
pulsating light shining into the cockpits. Colorado Springs police say the pilots
described the lights as "green laser lights."

also from the Associated Press

As if flying isn’t stressful enough these days….

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