Three Aircraft Hit With Lasers Near Newark Airport


planeThree aircraft, including two commercial jets, were targeted with laser pointers near Newark Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The commercial flights — a Boeing 737 and an Embraer 135 — were targeted with a green laser beam shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday while on their final approach to the airport. They were following each other at an altitude of 3,000 feet and were able to land safely.

Half an hour earlier, the FAA says someone pointed a green and white laser beam at a helicopter as it flew about 10 miles southwest of the airport.

No injuries were reported. The FAA notified the state police.

Read more at NBC NEW YORK.

{ Newscenter}


  1. The FAA and the airlines should have notified the FBI and the police departments in all localities in the perimeter of the airport. This is a recurring felonious offense in that area and NJ is a hot bed of gangs… enough said. Where are you, Cory Booker?