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Laser light hits cockpit of aircraft on approach to Charlottetown

Illustration of distant green laser aimed at target.
Illustration of distant green laser aimed at target.

On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 11 p.m., Queens District RCMP received a complaint that an inbound commercial aircraft was affected by a green laser as it flew over the Brackley Beach area.

The laser light shone into the cockpit for approximately 5-10 seconds, says a note issued today by the RCMP. The pilot was able to land the plane without incident.
“RCMP remind the general public that shining any laser at an aircraft is a serious Federal offence where offenders could be charged under the Aeronautics Act and face up to $100,000 in fines and/or five years in prison,” says the police force.

To give a tip directly to a police officer relating to this particular crime, call Queens District RCMP at 902-368-9300.

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