Pilot spots a laser aimed at plane – Metro US

Pilot spots a laser aimed at plane

A laser beam was aimed into the cockpit of an Air Canada airplane several times as it was about to land at Pearson International Airport yesterday morning.

Air Canada flight 754, which left San Francisco International Airport at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, was to land in Toronto at about 6 a.m. yesterday. But as the plane descended, the cockpit crew reported being flashed by a green beam from the Downsview area.

The conversation between the pilots and the Pearson control tower was captured by LiveATC.net.
“We just had two laser hits,” a male pilot can be heard saying.

After a short pause, he reports: “Where (Highway) 400 joins (Highway) 401, say, about three blocks northeast of that.”

Back in November, noting that such incidents had doubled over the past year, Canadian pilots called for tougher penalties for those caught beaming the blinding lights at airplanes.

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