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FBI probes laser beam directed at cockpit


Posted on Sunday, 2 January, 2005 | Comment icon 12 comments


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

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Comment icon #3 Posted by AztecInca on 3 January, 2005, 0:08
Lets just hope its some kids with their little gadgets having some fun, becuase the alternative is something that no ones wants to think about!
Comment icon #4 Posted by <bleeding_heart> on 3 January, 2005, 13:15
A string of incidents around the country involving laser beams aimed at aircraft aren't linked to terrorism and are more likely the work of mischief makers, the FBI (news - web sites) said Sunday. More
Comment icon #5 Posted by Babs on 3 January, 2005, 16:30
Whew! That was close. Mishief makers? I hope the terrorists don't get into the act, but I think it is inevitable when they see a foothold.
Comment icon #6 Posted by ROGER on 4 January, 2005, 5:40
It don't take a very strong laser to do harm to your eyes, buy to hit a moving target, from a distance,with the angle of the wind shield at an angle would require more than a Radio Shack Pointer laser. I think the Feds are trying to make us feel safe. YA! WORKS FOR ME!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Babs on 4 January, 2005, 5:48
You might be right there.
Comment icon #8 Posted by jjtss on 4 January, 2005, 16:20
It don't take a very strong laser to do harm to your eyes, buy to hit a moving target, from a distance,with the angle of the wind shield at an angle would require more than a Radio Shack Pointer laser. I think the Feds are trying to make us feel safe. YA! WORKS FOR ME! 435546[/snapback] Coincidentally, the History Channel,on Sunday, had a program on how the F-16 uses laser to track and lock on to targets. Such a device attached to surface to air missiles is also available. Maybe someone is just practising for use on Air Force One?!?!?!
Comment icon #9 Posted by <bleeding_heart> on 5 January, 2005, 12:03
NEWARK, New Jersey -- Federal authorities Tuesday used the Patriot Act to charge a man with pointing a laser beam at an airplane overhead and temporarily blinding the pilot and co-pilot. The FBI acknowledged the incident had no connection to terrorism but called David Banach's actions "foolhardy and negligent." More
Comment icon #10 Posted by ROGER on 5 January, 2005, 19:21
Ok ,I read that as well. but what was he using to ( point at the stars ). Had to be more than a pointer, the air will block and disperse a low power beam! The air craft effected was at 300,000 feet or more. Thats why they were never till recently used as weapons. required to much power to punch though the air.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Maekrix on 5 January, 2005, 20:16
Or maybe its the aliens that are finally coming (j/k) Yeah, but that is pretty creepy
Comment icon #12 Posted by SilverRain Queen on 5 January, 2005, 20:20
With the co-ordinates that the pilot gave in a previous incident, they arrested a man that confessed to using a laser pointer. This is probably the same issue. I think the pilot just got startled and then got angry. No big deal. Everyone was over reacting and paranoid. If you don't want to get caught in a terrorist attack, don't go where you know thousands of people will be.


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