LaHood speaks out against laser incidents

10/28/2011 | Hill, The

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said this week that he does not "get" why some people direct lasers at aircraft. The Federal Aviation Administration recently launched a website dedicated to laser incidents: www.faa.gov/go/laserinfo. "Look, quite simply, pointing a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft threatens lives, LaHood wrote on his blog. "As FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said, 'As a former commercial airline pilot, I can tell you that shining a laser into the cockpit of an aircraft is a serious safety risk.' "

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