Airline News

Who’s Targeting BA Pilots With Lasers?

Who’s Targeting BA Pilots With Lasers?
Who’s Targeting BA Pilots With Lasers?

The FAA has confirmed that a British Airways flight inbound to IAD from London was involved in a laser strike incident on Saturday. The crew of the flight reported spotting a laser at an elevation of 5,000 feet but landed safely despite the incident. The FAA has confirmed that it is investigating.

The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that it is investigating an incident in which the cockpit crew of a British Airways flight was apparently targeted with a green laser as the plane descended into Dulles International Airport (IAD) last weekend, Fox News reports. The incident occurred on Saturday and involved British Airways Flight 293, which was inbound from London.

According to WJAL, the flight’s crew spotted the laser as the plane was at an elevation of around 5,000 feet.

Despite the incident, the flight landed safely at IAD. The outlet also reports that an air traffic controller alerted all inbound flights to the laser attack.

In a statement quoted by Fox, the administration said, “British Airways Flight 293 reported that a green laser illuminated the Boeing 747 aircraft as it headed to Dulles International Airport about 9:55 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. The flight landed safely and no injuries were reported.”

The incident comes just a few weeks after laser strikes were reported by flights near Orlando and Los Angeles, respectively.

[Image Source: Shutterstock]

Article Source

Comments:

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verification * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

Airline News

More in Airline News

Why Was a Southwest Flight Attendant in Overhead Bin?

Savvy Stews StaffAug 12, 2019

Busta Rhymes v FlyerTalk, Round 2

Savvy Stews StaffAug 7, 2019

EasyJet Staff Plan for 17-Day Strike

Savvy Stews StaffJul 20, 2019

KLM and EasyJet Planes Collide During Pushback

Savvy Stews StaffJul 11, 2019

Savvy Stews, TAKE OFF! with The Savvy Stews, The JetSet, Jetiquette, Together We Fly and Travel Like We Do are all registered trademarks of En Pointe Productions, LLC.

Our television segments & shows and the content on this website may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

© 2011-2019 En Pointe Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.