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Police investigating laser shined at plane over Logan

State police are investigating the incident.
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Authorities are investigating an incident of a laser being shined at a plane headed to Logan airport on Monday night.

The green laser was spotted by the crew of the AirCanada plane as it was about 10 minutes from landing at Logan on Sunday night, Boston.com reported.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that theplane from Torontowas 3,000 feet above the ground and about 10 miles north of the airportwhen the incident occurred. The plane landed safely around 10:40 p.m. Sunday.

Federal law prohibits shining lasers at planes because lasers refract through windshields and can fill cockpits with light, potentially leading to temporary blindness in pilots and putting the passengers at risk.

Massachusetts State Police are investigating the incident.

 

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