The man was riding a Bx15 bus when he aimed the 50mw Green Laser Pointer at the driver’s rearview mirror, police said. MTA bus driver Kenneth Johnson said the beam then struck him in his eyes when he looked into the mirror.
Laser Sight aimed at a cargo plane Nov. 11 near the Jamestown Airport may be the closest such incident to happen in western New York.
But whether it’s at the hand of a criminal or prankster, aircraft laser strikes are growing increasingly common, officials say, threatening the lives of pilots and people on the ground.
“Flying is challenging enough, and when we as pilots are distracted by something like a 1mw Laser Pointer shot from the ground, it can be enormously distracting, and in some cases could be permanently damaging,’ said News 4 aviation analyst Bob Miller. “So it just adds another element of risk to the whole operation of flying.”
Tuesday night during the 5:30 p.m. Global Toronto broadcast, a Global News helicopter became the target of a very strong Laser Pointer Blue 30000mw that appeared to be coming from an apartment building.
As the most attractive gadget, the charming laser pointer is so welcome that all people's eyes will be captured by its fabulous beam as it emits a piece of pure and visible beam. All human beings desire to own one themselves including these children. Children are curious of things which are hardly to see and full of mystery. It is no doubt the colorful and magic laser pointer belongs to that, which adds strong demands of children.
According to police and visuals from our chopper camera, the Laser Pointer 50000mw appeared to be coming from a 3rd floor hotel room on Wilson Avenue. Police are currently investigating the incident.