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Multiple Reports of Green Lasers Targeting Planes in Mass.

The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating after three different planes traveling to two Massachusetts airports had lasers pointed at them

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    The FAA is investigating three reports of lasers being pointed at planes within one week in Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Sept. 2, 2016)

    An investigation is underway after multiple reports of green lasers targeting airplanes, two of which landed at Boston's Logan Airport. 

    The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating after three different planes traveling to two Massachusetts airports had lasers pointed at them. 

    Just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, a pilot flying over Harriman Airport in North Adams reported being flashed by a green laser while flying 11,000 feet in the air. 

    This is a great concern because lasers can temporarily blind pilots as they are flying or trying to land. 

    Multiple Reports of Green Lasers Targeting Planes in Mass.

    [NECN] Multiple Reports of Green Lasers Targeting Planes in Mass.
    An investigation is underway after multiple reports of green lasers targeting airplanes, two of which landed at Boston's Logan Airport. (Published Friday, Sept. 2, 2016)

    About a half an hour later, an American Airlines flight about 10 miles northeast of Logan Airport also reported being flashed by a green laser. 

    Then just two minutes later there was another report from a Delta flight in that same area. 

    Not only is it dangerous for the flight crew and the passengers on board, but it's a federal crime to point a laser at an airplane. 

    There were no reports of any injuries. 

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    The FAA has notified state police and these incidents remain under investigation.

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