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FAA reports four laser strikes against aircraft in Phoenix


The Federal Aviation Administration said four laser strikes affecting aircraft in Phoenix have been reported.

It happened at 6:30 p.m. and 6:40 p.m, according to Allen Kenitzer with the FAA.

A Robinson R22 helicopter first reported a green laser illuminated the right side of the cockpit while it was traveling southbound at 2,500 feet. It happened 10 miles northwest of Phoenix.

Then, a Bombardier CRJ2 reported the cockpit was illuminated by a green laser from the right side while heading westbound at 4,000 feet, 11 miles east of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

A third event was reported at 8:20 p.m. A Cessna 172 said the right side of the cockpit was illuminated by a green laser while west southwest bound at 2,900 feet. It happened 4 miles east northeast of Phoenix.

A fourth event was reported at 8:50 p.m. A Piper PA28 reported that the right side of their cockpit was illuminated by a green laser while east northeast bound at 2,900 feet. The incident occurred 7 miles west southwest of Phoenix.

There were no injuries from any of the incidents. The local Phoenix Police Department AERO Division has been notified about all incidents.


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