Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 8:30pm |
National News

Laser Strike in Airplane leaving Wellington

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On Saturday 23 May at about 6.50pm a commercial passenger plane took off from Wellington Airport.

The flight took off to towards the North, but as the Pilot started to climb over the Petone - Lower Hutt area, the Pilot reported a green laser beam in the cockpit.

The use of laser into the cockpit of an aircraft can have very serious consequences for the aircraft, its crew and their passengers.

Police are concerned about the level of intelligence of someone committing such an act.

Any person found committing such an offence can expect to appear in the Court system.