FBI investigates laser beam aimed at cockpit of commercial jet

12/30/2004 | USA Today · CNN

The FBI is investigating a laser beam that was aimed at the cockpit of a commercial airplane on Monday as the plane traveled at 8,500 feet near the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The pilot landed the plane safely. U.S. security officials have say terrorists have explored using laser beams to bring down a plane, but there is no evidence they intend to use them in the U.S. However, a government official told CNN that in the past four days, six commercial planes preparing to land have had their cockpits illuminated by lasers.

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