Laser Injures Three Pilots in NYC



A Bronx man was arrested for injuring three pilots by pointing some kind of laser beam at aircraft heading to and from LaGuardia Airport.

Police said Frank Egan, 36, was charged after officers from the NYPD’s aviation unit spotted the laser being pointed out of his apartment in the Bronx.

One of the two aircrafts the laser beam hit was a helicopter piloted by police officers, who had to be treated for eye injuries. The other pilot was flying an Air Canada commercial airliner and was hospitalized in Toronto. Police say Egan eventually admitted to using the laser they found in his apartment.

Egan faces charges of reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, felony assault, assault on a police officer, and menacing a police officer. Read more at NBC.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. They need to be more careful about these lasers, anyone can get them.They are similar to directed energy weapons that military people can get or steal. anyone can even build their own weapon at home. There are higher powered lasers that can burn through metal or people.