Police probe as laser is directed at plane

A POLICE investigation is under way after a laser was shone at a passenger plane seconds before it landed at Jersey Airport.

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A POLICE investigation is under way after a laser was shone at a passenger plane seconds before it landed at Jersey Airport.

The British Airways aircraft was on its final approach on Monday evening when a green laser beam, which can cause temporary eye damage, was fired from the St Clement area.

The flight crew reported the incident to Air Traffic Control after the plane landed safely.

The States police today warned that anyone caught using the devices inappropriately could face prosecution.

Comments for: "Police probe as laser is directed at plane"

sporran

Was done accidently by an airport worker trying to scare birds?

Friend

Can't have been by an airport worker Smart person... Airport is in the complete other side of the island from St Clement!

Nice one

Bean Abroad

"Fired" the laser? Don't you mean "shone"?

Bob Fleming

Yes, it does make it sounds like there was a platoon of storm troopers marching around St Clement. Did they detect any life forms aboard, or did the crew abandon ship not long after take-off?

C Le Verdic

Isn't it tasers that get fired?

JerseyD

Laser pen fired from St Clements manages to get cockpit of plan landing in St Peter's! That is some distance and only a small target, quite impressive if it wasn't illegal and dangerous.