Laser strikes on aircraft in the U.S. are increasing, with 2,644 incidents involving 2,658 aircraft reported this year. No injuries have occurred as a result of the incidents. However, some pilots have been temporarily blinded and had to turn over the controls to a co-pilot. "Shining a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft is not a joke. These lasers can temporarily blind a pilot and make it impossible to safely land the aircraft, jeopardizing the safety of the passengers and people on the ground," Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt said.
Laser strikes at aircraft are growing problem
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