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FBI Investigates Reports of Laser Beams Being Targeted at Planes


The FBI is investigating at least six incidents where laser beams have been aimed into the cockpits of commercial jets in recent days - an act that can harm the vision of pilots.

Officials say one of the incidents involved a jet that was targeted by a laser beam on approach Monday to an airport in Cleveland, Ohio. The FBI has traced the beam to a nearby residential area.

Some of the other incidents have occurred in Medford, Oregon; Teterboro, New Jersey; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The pilots were able to land safely in all cases. It is against federal law to intentionally shine a laser beam at a commercial airline flight.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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